School of Social and Political Science

Larissa Nenning

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PhD title: Part-Time Work and Welfare States

Larissa Nenning

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Research interests

Research interests

Political Economy, Unemployment, Retirement, Gender, Work, Austria, Germany, Institutionalisms, Feminism


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

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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

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