- Educational inequalities
- Social stratification
- Social Theory
- Political economy
Accepting applications from PhD students.
Nicola (Nic) Pensiero is an Associate Professor in Quantitative Education and Social Science at Southampton Education School at the University of Southampton.
Previously, Nic worked at UCL Institute of Education, where he joined in 2013 after completing his PhD at the European University Institute. He is an interdisciplinary researcher with a good record of leading externally funded education research projects. His expertise lies in the use of analytical and choice-based approaches in studying social phenomena such as education programme effectiveness, comparative analysis of the effectiveness of education system characteristics, inequality in educational attainment, school segregation and income inequality.
From a working class background, I have always been interested in abstract ideas. I am grateful to the italian welfare state for the opportunity to study in a very good lyceum and attend university with bursary.