School of Social and Political Science

Larissa Nenning

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PhD title: Part-Time Work and Welfare States


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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

Research interests

Research interests

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

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