Prof Lucinda Platt

Professor of Sociology, Institute of Education (IOE) University of London

Lucinda Platt is y Professor of Sociology the Institute of Education and Director of the Millennium Cohort Study, a study of over 19,000 children born in 2000/2001 who are followed over time. Her research focuses on questions of ethnic minority social mobility, pay, poverty and disadvantage, and ethnic identity, as well as on child poverty and disability.  She has published widely in these areas in journal articles, reports and books. She is involved in a number of largescale studies with a specific focus on migrant and minority experience: she leads the ethnicity strand of Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study; she is a co-investigator on a cross-national study of new immigrants, leading the UK element of the research; and she is a co-investigator on a major study of Turkish migrant families across generations.

Latest News

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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