RC 28 Committee elects Lucinda Platt

Lucinda Platt ISER’s Lucinda Platt has been elected to the International Sociological Association’s (ISA) Research Committee on Social Stratification and Social Mobility.

Lucinda, an expert in poverty (in particular child poverty), poverty dynamics, ethnicity, welfare state history and comparative public policy, has been elected to Research Committee 28 whose objectives are to promote high quality research on social stratification and social mobility, and the international exchange of scientific information in this field.

Lucinda is delighted to have been elected to the committee:

“RC28 is an extremely active and academically high powered research committee. At a time when quantitative sociology is widely recognised to be declining, but social mobility, inequality and stratification remain highly important policy issues, RC28 has an important role to play in fostering top quality quantitative research on stratification and developing the next generation of researchers.”

ISA was set up to represent sociologists everywhere, regardless of their school of thought, scientific approaches or ideological opinion, and to advance sociological knowledge throughout the world. Its members come from 167 countries. Its research committees bring together scholars who wish to pursue comparative research on a transnational basis and they constitute basic networks of scientific research, intellectual debate and professional exchange.


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