I am an Associate Professor in Education & International Development at the University of Cambridge, where I am affiliated with the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education. I worked with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Ghana before starting my Phd in quantitative sociology. My primary research interests are in the fields of social stratification, life course research, and comparative education, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries in the global South. My current research focuses on inequality in learning outcomes in relation to school segregation and the growth of private schooling. A second research strand looks at young adult life courses in contexts of socio-economic precarity, and the problem of youth unemployment.