I am a sociologist, and currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the French Institute for Demographic Studies (Ined). I defended my dissertation at Sciences Po in September 2021. My research interests are in the study of social stratification, class and educational mobility, and lifestyle segmentation.
In my PhD dissertation, I investigated food-related caste and religious social dynamics of status, integration and stigmatization in contemporary India. In my current research, I study how caste and religion shape intergenerational class trajectories in a context of growing economic inequality and educational expansion. Along with the 3GEN team, I also investigate the patterns and mechanisms of social mobility among migrant families in France.
Methodologically, I use a combination of exploratory statistical tools (geometric data analysis), statistical modeling, and in-depth interviewing. In the case of quantitative data, I mainly use statistical surveys, including large harmonized data sets (IPUMS and DHS). I am also actively interested in the use of web harvested data for social sciences.
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