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Professor in Labour Sociology, The University of Melbourne

Irma Mooi-Reci is a Professor of Labor Sociology at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) and an Adjunct Professorial Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (MIASER) at the University of Melbourne. Irma has served as a Deputy Editor of the renowned journal Gender & Society (2019-2023) and was Head of Sociology at the University of Melbourne (2017-2020).

Irma is a leading expert in the field of unemployment research and the study of labor market dynamics. Over the past 15 years of her academic career, she has rigorously researched labor market and career dynamics to understand how disruptive events such as - unemployment, underemployment, early disadvantage and the changing nature of work (conditions) - shape labor market inequalities for workers and their families. Her work has been widely published in some of the most prominent academic journals including Human Relations, Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, SSM-Population Health , Social Forces and many more prominent journals. Relatedly, her work has been (inter)nationally recognized through various research prizes and awards, invitations to give keynote lectures and visiting positions at top universities including the Oxford University, Nuffield College (2017), and the University of Madison Wisconsin (2010, 2011 and 2012).


  • 2022–present
    Professor, University of Melbourne


  • 2008 
    VU University of Amsterdam, PhD in social research methodology