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Unequal AttainmentsEthnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries$

Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780197265741

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.001.0001

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(p.vii) Notes on Contributors

(p.vii) Notes on Contributors

Unequal Attainments
British Academy

  • Yaël Brinbaum is an Associate Professor at the University of Burgundy. She is currently a Researcher in Sociology at the Centre d'etudes de l'emploi (CEE) at the Institute of Research in Education (IREDU, CNRS), and an Associate Researcher at the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) in Paris. Her research is focused on ethnic inequalities, mainly on educational careers, transitions from school to work and employment trajectories of second-generation youth with a particular focus on the channels and networks used by the second generation to get a job; discrimination at school and on the labour market; and the educational aspirations and involvement of immigrant families. Her work is based on cross-national and national quantitative surveys, in particular the new French Trajectories and Origins survey (2008), and she has been involved in work both on France and from a comparative perspective. She has been involved in a number of international comparative projects, including the Children of Immigrants in Schools project (coordinated by Richard Alba). She has published articles in French and international refereed journals, including Formation-emploi, Population, Ethnicities and Comparative Education Review.

  • Fenella Fleischmann is an Assistant Professor at the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) at Utrecht University. She completed her PhD at Utrecht University and the University of Leuven and subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Social Science Research Centre in Berlin (WZB). Her research focuses on the integration of immigrants and their children. She has worked on inequality in education and the labour market, religion, discrimination and identities, focusing on Muslim minorities in Europe. Her work has appeared in, among others, Ethnic and Racial Studies and the Annual Review of Sociology.

  • Anthony Heath, CBE, FBA is Director of the Centre for Social Investigation, Nuffield College, Oxford. His research interests include social stratification, ethnic inequalities, electoral behaviour and national identity. His recent books include Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets (Proceedings of the British Academy 137), Diversity and Change in Modern India (Proceedings of the British Academy 159) and The Political Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Britain (Oxford University Press 2013). He has carried out work for government and international bodies, including work for UNDP in (p.viii) Bosnia and Herzegovina on social capital and human development; for the OECD on discrimination against immigrants; for the Department for Communities and Local Government on ethnic diversity and social cohesion; for Lord Goldsmith's Citizenship Review on national identity; for the Department for Work and Pensions on employer discrimination; and for the Government Office for Science on the future of identity.

  • Jan O. Jonsson is an Official Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford and Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University He is the Director of the Swedish Level-of-Living surveys and the Swedish Principal Investigator for the international comparative study CILS4EU on ethnic minority youth. His research focuses on social stratification, particularly intergenerational processes. His work on educational inequality, social mobility, income and poverty and ethnic integration has been published in, among others, the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, Demography, Sociology of Education and European Sociological Review.

  • Elina Kilpi-Jakonen is an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turku. Her research focuses on the educational and labour market pathways of the children of immigrants in Finland. She also works on topics related to adult learning and gender inequalities in education and the labour market. Her previous research on the educational attainment of immigrants' children in Finland has been published in Acta Sociologica, the Nordic Journal of Migration Research and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

  • Cornelia Kristen is Professor of Sociology at Bamberg University, Germany. She is also in charge of the migration pillar of the National Education Panel Study (NEPS). Her major research interests lie in the fields of migration and integration, social inequality and sociology of education. She has published many articles in refereed journals including the European Sociological Review, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie and Zeitschrift für Soziologie. She has also been directing several projects on the processes of the integration of immigrants and their children.

  • Laurence Lessard-Phillips is a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. She previously worked at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute and obtained her doctorate from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College). Her main research interests include the perception, measurement and dimensionality of immigrant adaptation; ethnic inequalities in education and (p.ix) the labour market; transnational behaviour across immigrant generations; and social stratification and mobility. She is currently leading an ESRC-funded project assessing the dimensionality of immigrant adaptation in academic, public and policy spheres in Britain. Her recent work has been published in the International Journal of Comparative Sociology and the Nordic Journal of Migration Research.

  • Amy Lutz is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She obtained her doctorate at the State University of New York, Albany and was a Social Science Research Council Fellow at the Centre Maurice Halbwachs (CNRS) in Paris. Her main research interests are immigration, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of education and of language. Her work has been published in Sociology of Education, Social Forces, Demography, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities, and Youth and Society.

  • Catherine Rothon obtained her DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford in 2005. She then held a Marie Curie Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford and a Medical Research Council Special Training Fellowship at St Bartholomew's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is now studying medicine at St George's. Her research interests are in the areas of health and educational inequalities and her most recent work has analysed outcomes of cohorts of adolescents in East London and Cape Town. She has published a number of articles in refereed journals including the Annual Review of Sociology, Sociology, BMC Medicine, Health and Place, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology and The Journal of Adolescence.

  • Frida Rudolphi is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, where she also obtained her doctorate. She is a member of the Swedish research team participating in the project ‘Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries’ (CILS4EU) and has published work on educational stratification, especially on the processes behind class and ethnic inequality, in the European Sociological Review and Sociology of Education.

  • Herman G. van de Werfhorst is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and Director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS). His work is primarily concerned with the comparison of educational systems with regard to social and ethnic inequalities, school-to-work transitions and political socialisation. His work has appeared in, among others, the Annual Review of Sociology, Demography, the European Sociological Review, Sociology (p.x) of Education, Social Science Research and Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. He is co-editor of a forthcoming volume to be published by Oxford University Press entitled Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries' Experience.

  • Erika van Elsas is a PhD Researcher in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She studies patterns of political realignment in Western Europe, with a focus on political inequality and educational differences in political attitudes and behaviour. She has published in Acta Politica and has forthcoming articles in European Union Politics and Party Politics.