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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Larissa Nenning

Larissa Nenning
Larissa Nenning
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Political Economy, Unemployment, Retirement, Gender, Work, Austria, Germany, Institutionalisms, Feminism

PhD Title

Part-Time Work and Welfare States


I am interested in the politics of working-time, standard employment and welfare states. In my PhD, I am analysing welfare policy that facilitated and responded to the rise of part-time employment in  Austria and Germany. How particular reforms in unemployment and retirement policy have taken place with what effects for part-time workers, which factors explain these reforms and what extent these institutional adjustments have presented a challenge to the institutionalized Standard Employment Relationship are central questions of this research. 
Supervisors: Dr Jochen Clasen and Dr Daniel Clegg 


  • Tutor ‚European Social Policy‘, Semester 1, 2018-2019; 2019-2020
  • Tutor ‚Evidence, Policy and Politics‘, Semester 2, 2018-2019; 2019-2020

Academic community engagement 

  • Coordinator for Peer Learning and Support in the School of Social and Political Science (2015-2017; 2018-ongoing). More info here

Scholarships and Awards

  • Alice Brown PhD Scholarship (2018-2025; part-time)
  • James Carruthers Memorial Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation in Social Policy (2018), University of Edinburgh 
  • John Craigie Cunningham Prize for Best First Year Student in Social Policy (2014), University of Edinburgh 

Previous qualifications 

Social Policy and Politics (MA hons) (2018), University of Edinburgh