Associate Fellows

Associate fellows of the lab are academics from institutions both within UC3M and further afield who are collaborating with lab researchers on specific research projects 

Jesús Fernández-Huertas (PhD Economics, Columbia University, 2007) is Associated Professor at the Department of Economics, University Carlos III of Madrid. His research focuses on the study of international migration from an economic point of view. He has analyzed the causes of migration flows both from a theoretical and empirical perspective, and also its consequences, with a focus on residential segregation. He is additionally interested on the coordination of migration policies between countries, particularly asylum policies. His most widely cited publications have appeared at the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Development Economics. He is a research fellow at the IAE (CSIC), IZA and CReAM.

Mariña Fernández-Reino (PhD in Sociology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2013) is currently Researcher at the Migration Observatory, University of Oxford, where she works on various aspects of migrants’ integration in the United
Kingdom. Previously she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the D-Lab where she worked in the implementation and analysis of our field-experiment on ethnic discrimination in the Spanish labour market. Fernández-Reino was a member of the CHANCES project about the Spanish second generation. She has done research stays at the University of Essex, Princeton University and the Institute of Education, London. Her work has been published in the European Sociological Rview, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Social Inclusion.

Gema García-Albacete (PhD Political Science, University of Mannheim 2011) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Her research relates to citizens’ inequalities in political interest, knowledge and political participation across Western democracies. Her current work focuses on two main topics: political engagement among young people and persistent gender gaps in political attitudes and behaviors. Her work has been published in journals such as Politics & Gender, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Information, Communication and Society or the American Behavioral Scientist, among others. One of her current projects concentrates on the development of political interest among young people with immigrant background.


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.

Luigi Minale (PhD Economics, University College London) is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He is also Research Fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) in London and Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn. He is an applied economist with research interests in Labour Economics, Migration, Development and Political Economy. His current work addresses questions in three topic areas: the first has to do with the microeconomic determinants of migration decisions in developing countries; the second is related to the labour market integration of refugees; and the third has to do with the role of media in shaping individuals’ beliefs, perceptions and behaviours.

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.

Jonas Radl (Phd Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, 2010) is Associate Professor of Sociology and "Ramón y Cajal" Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences of Carlos III University of Madrid. His research interests include social stratification, family and the life course, with a particular focus on the transition from work to retirement. His work as been published in journals such as Social Forces, European Sociological Review, and Social Science Research. He is member of the Management Committee of COST Action IS1409 on “Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries”. Since October 2015, he has been a Scientific Advisor to the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, co-managing the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years, Better Lives”.  Radl is currently participating in the GEMM 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.

Jan Stuhler (PhD Economics, University College London) is  an Associate Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and further affiliated with the Swedish Institute for Social Research in Stockholm, the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration and Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, and the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn. His fields of interest are Labour Economics and Applied Economics, especially on the topics Migration and Intergenerational Mobility. His work has been published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Economic Journal, and Journal of Human Resources, amongst others.

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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