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Dr Michela Franceschelli
Room 36
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
27-28 Woburn Square
Tel: 0207 612 6974
  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
UCL Department Graduate Tutor for Research,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

Michela is an Associate  Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social Science.  Her monograph ‘Identity and Upbringing in South Asian Muslim Families’ explores young Muslims' experiences of growing up in Britain. At UCL Institute of Education (LLAKEs), she has worked on a large longitudinal mixed-method study of British young people looking at how their political identities and civic values relate to their experiences in education and work. She has recently produced a film documentary based on her research about the community on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The film  'CCÀ SEMU. Here we are, lives on hold in Lampedusa -  is available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/yWwklC6yorc

She is currently working on a new study of Italian migrants in the UK. 

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-founder of the Sociology and Social Theory Research Group at UCL.

She is the Graduate Tutor supporting PhD students from the 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 transitions to adulthood, migration., communities and populism. 

Research Summary

Michela's research focuses on youth and transitions to adulthood, the formation of political identities, migration and populism. She is also interested in mixed-method research, visual methods and video documentary. 

Teaching Summary

Social Theory (BSc Social Sciences)

Discovering Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (BSc Social Sciences)

Academic Background
2016   Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy University College London
2013   Doctor of Philosophy University of East Anglia
2004   Master of Science London School of Economics and Political Science
2002   Master of Science School of Oriental and African Studies
2000   Bachelor of Science Universita degli Studi di Perugia
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