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Lecturer in Quantitative Research Methods, University of Stirling

Marina Shapira obtained DPhil in Sociology (Oxford University) in 2007. She was a Research Fellow and a Senior Research Fellow in Centre for Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh (2004-2010) and in University of Stirling (2010-2012) and was appointed as a Lecturer in the University of Stirling in 2013. Her research comprises the analysis of immigration labour market impact, ethnic socio-economic inequalities; attainment gap between migrant and non-migrant children; the role of educational qualifications in socio-economic mobility; the role of school curriculum choices in reproducing social inequalities in educational outcomes.
Dr Shapira acted as principal investigator or co-investigator on a number of research projects, including ESRC funded projects Understanding Labour Market Impacts of Immigration, Education and Ethnic Socio-Economic Inequalities, Understanding Educational Inequalities and Ethnic Attainment Gaps Among 15 Years Old Students, as well as on number of projects funded by British Academy, Nuffield Foundation, European Commission.


  • –present
    Lecturer in quantitative research methods, University of Stirling


  • 2007 
    Oxford University, DPhil