Associate Fellows

Associate fellows are academics from institutions outside  the UC3M who are collaborating with the lab on specific research projects 


Johanna Gereke (PhD Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, 2016) is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics & Public Policy at Bocconi University, Milan. She is part of the ERC-project ‘INTERACT’, which studies interethnic solidarity and cooperation in Europe and the US using experimental methods.  Her main research interests include migration decision-making, socio-cognitive foundations of risk and trust attitudes, intergroup relations, especially as they pertain to status and ethnic hierarchies, and the link between physical attractiveness and integration outcomes. Her research uses a range of experimental methods, including original lab-in-the-field, field, survey and online experiments..

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Francisco Herreros (PhD Political Science, UCM-Juan March Institute, 2002) is Senior Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid. He has been Fernard Braudel Senior Research Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence), Santander Fellow at St. Antony’s College and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College (University of Oxford). His research interest include trust and social capital, especially the role of institutions in the development of interpersonal trust, and political violence. He has published, amongst others, in Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Rationality and Society, Political Studies, Politics and Society, Explorations in Economic History and Economic History Review; and he is the author of The Problem of Forming Social Capital: Why Trust? (Palgrave, 2008).

Irena Kogan (PhD Sociology, University of Mannheim, 2005) holds a chair in comparative sociology at the University of Mannheim. Her main interests are in the areas of social inequality, migration sociology and life-course research. Professor Kogan is the author of a number of articles in renowned international journals, including European Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Science Research, International Migration Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Acta Sociologica, and others. She is also Board member and Secretary-Treasurer of the European Consortium for Social Research (ECSR), member of the European Academy of Sociology, an associate editor of the European Sociological Review. Kogan is currently participating in the NewAir project.

Andreas Kotsadam (PhD Economics, University of  Göteborg, 2011) is Senior researcher at The Frisch Centre and Affiliated researcher at the Department of Economics at the University of Oslo. His main research interests are behavioral economics, development issues, and inequality. His work has been published/is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, the European Economic Review, the European Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Science Research, the European Journal of Political Research, and the Journal of European Social Policy, amonts others. Kotsadam co-directs the project “Sustaining the welfare and working life model in a diversified society” funded by the Norwegian Science Foundations andcollaborates with the PI in studying the impact of ancestry culture.

Bram Lancee (PhD  Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, 2010) is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Amsterdam. His academic interests include ethnic inequality in the labour market, discrimination, social capital and social participation, attitudes towards immigrants, ethnic diversity, and quantitative research methods. His work has been published in Ageing & Society, the American Behavioural Scientist, Ethnicities, the European Sociological Review, International Migration , the Journal of Cultural Economics, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Social Forces, and Social Science Research,  amongts others. Lancee is the PI of Work Package 3 of the GEMM project.

Lucinda Platt (PhD Sociology, University of Oxford, 2001) is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research focuses on ethnicity and immigration, including labour market and income inequalities and identity, and on child poverty and wellbeing, including child disability. She is the author of five books and has published intensively in specialized journals, such as, amongst others, Social Forces, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Population Trends, Sociology and the Journal of Social Policy. She specialises not only in the analysis but also the development of large-scale longitudinal surveys: she was, till 2013, Director of the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study; and she is co-investigator with responsibility for ethnicity on Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Platt is currently participating in the NewAir project.

Leire Salazar (PhD Sociology, Oxford) (PhD Sociology, University of Oxford) is an Associate Professor in social stratification at the Department of Sociology II (Social Stratification) at UNED, Madrid. Her main research interests are in the areas of social and economic inequalities, education, perinatal health and demography. She has published in journals such as European Sociological Review, Acta Sociologica, Social Science & Medicine or American Journal of Sociology. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” Foundation.

Susanne Veit (PhD Psychology, Free University of Berlin, 2014) is a senior research fellow in the research unit 'Migration, Integration, Transnationalization' at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) in Germany. Currently she is also a fellow of the GEMM project (Work Package 3). At the WZB, she is heading two projects, one focusing on the relation between ‘migration and work’ and the other one focusing on the relation between populism and anti-immigrant attitudes. Her research interests include intergroup dynamics, prejudice and discrimination, ethnic hierarchies, and the consequences of ethnic heterogeneity for social cohesion. She is experienced in quantitative methods, with particular emphasis on (field) experiments.tion.

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