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Dr Michela Franceschelli
Room 36
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
27-28 Woburn Square
London
WC1H 0AA
Tel: 0207 612 6974
Appointment
  • Lecturer in Sociology
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Michela is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sociology for the BSc Social Sciences.  

She completed her PhD in sociology at the University of East Anglia looking at identity and upbringing in South Asian Muslim families. The monograph ‘Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families’ is published by Palgrave Macmillan. At UCL Institute of Education (LLAKEs)  she has worked on a large longitudinal mixed-method study of British young people, their civic values and life opportunities; intergenerational dynamics and class identity and narrative research with Black British families. She has several years' experience in social research prior the PhD. She is currently the PI for 'Responding to the Mediterranean migration 'crisis': hospitality and everyday social interactions in Lampedusa'.

Michela is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a board member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) Research Network RN30 Youth and Generation, a member of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and of the British Sociological Association (BSA). She is the co-funder of the Sociology and Social Theory Research Group at UCL.

She is currently the Graduate Tutor supporting PhD students from Thomas Coram Research Unit and Social Science Research Unit at the Department of Social Science. She welcomes applications for PhD in the areas of  youth and young adulthood, identity,  transitions to adulthood and migration.

Research Summary

Michela's research focuses on the influences of migration, class and culture on identity, belonging, transitions to adulthood and intergenerational dynamics. She is also interested in mixed methods, visual methods and video documentary.

Teaching Summary

Social Theory (BSc Social Sciences)

Discovering Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (BSc Social Sciences)

Academic Background
2016 FHEA Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy – Sociology University College London
2013 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Sociology University of East Anglia
2004 MSc Master of Science – Social Research Methods (Human Geography) London School of Economics and Political Science
2002 MSc Master of Science – Development Studies School of Oriental and African Studies
2000 BSc Bachelor of Science – Political Science and Social Science Universita degli Studi di Perugia
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