Marina Shapira joined the Faculty of Social Sciences in March 2013. Before coming to Stirling, Marina studied Applied Math (MSc) at State University of Yerevan, and Sociology at University of Haifa (MA) and Oxford University (DPhil). She was a Research Fellow and a Senior Research at the Centre of Educational Sociology, University of Edinburgh, the ESRC Centre for Population Change and the Employment Research Institute. At Stirling Marina teaches the third year core undergraduate module on research methods (quantitative), the honors options module on Race, Ethnicity and Migration, and supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. Marina's current research focuses on ethnic socio-economic inequalities, immigration impacts, on educational inequalities and educational transitions (including that of immigrant and ethnic minorities).
Marina welcomes enquiries about supervision from students and prospective candidates who want to write an undergraduate, masters or doctoral dissertation on topics linked to migration, ethnic socio-economic inequalities, educational inequalities, socio-economic stratification and mobility and from those who are interested in using quantitative research methods.
DPhil (Oxford University, 2007); MA(Sociology) with Distinction (Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Univ. of Haifa); Msc (Applied Math) (Yerevan State University
Educational inequalities, in particular inequalities in educational attainment and transitions from secondary education to work and further/higher education; role of school curriculum and curriculum choices on the attainment and transitions.
Socio-economic inequalities, social stratification and mobility, in particular patterns of socio-economic inequality and processes of social mobility of immigrants and ethnic minorities.