Professor Sarah Ashwin joined the Department in 1997 and is currently Deputy Head of Department for Teaching .
Professor Ashwin graduated from Oxford with first class honours in history in 1989, and then came to LSE to do an MSc in Russian Government and Politics.
After graduating from LSE, she worked for two years as the Research Officer of the central and east European desk of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).
She left the ICFTU to begin a PhD, supervised by Simon Clarke, in the Sociology Group of the University of Warwick. Her PhD was on workers' organisation and trade unions during economic transition in Russia. Worker responses to economic reform remain one of her main research interests.
Professor Ashwin is on the Advisory Board of the British Journal of Industrial Relations.