Eleonora Vlach, Ph.D.

Substitute Professor since 01.04.24

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Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology

Campus Westend - PEG Building
Internal mailbox 15
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Office: PEG 3rd floor, 133
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-36631
E-mail: vlach[at]soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours:

Wednesday 16:00–19:00 by appointment via e-mail

Personal webpage:




I am post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Social Stratification and Social Policy at the Institute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt. In 2017 I obtained a Ph.D. from the School of Social Sciences, University of Trento, for my thesis on Social and Ethnic Stratification in Education in Comparative Perspective. I completed my master studies at the University of Trento too, with a dissertation on Social Inequalities in the Educational Careers of Italian students.

During my doctoral studies I had the pleasure to spend a visiting period at the University of Cologne- Graduiertenkolleg Soclife and to collaborate in research projects of the Department of Sociology and Social Research (University of Trento), the Department of Political and Sociological Sciences (University of Bologna), FbK-IRVAPP (Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies) and IPRASE (Institute for Educational Research and scientific testing).

My research interests lay in the field of Social Stratification and Social Mobility, with a specific focus on the educational and occupational inequalities on the basis of individuals' migration background and social origins. My research is devoted to the understanding of the mechanisms that allow the existence -and the reproduction- of economic and social inequalities, and of the phenomenon of migration and its effects on both the individuals' life cycles and the social stratification in the countries of destination.

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Summer 2024

Previous semesters

  • 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 - Sozialstrukturanalyse in vergleichender Perspektive (BA)
  • 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 - Bildungsvorteile und -nachteile von Kindern von Einwanderern (MA)
  • 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 - Ethnizität, Migration und soziale Ungleichheit (BA)
  • 2019 - Einführung in die Sozialstrukturanalyse (BA) 
  • 2019, 2020 - Bildungsungleichheit (BA)
  • 2018 - Educational advantages and disadvantages of children of immigrants (MA)
  • 2018 - Social inequalities on the Basis of migration and ethnicity (BA)
  • 2017, 2018 - Survey Design for Social Research Lab (University of Trento – MA)

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Articles in refereed journals

Book Chapters

Other publications

  • 2018 Nazionalità, migrazione e apprendimenti in Italia: una comparazione tra livelli scolastici. Conference Proceedings: I dati INVALSI: uno strumento per la ricerca. Rome: Istituto Nazionale per la Valutazione del Sistema Educativo di Istruzione e Formazione (forthcoming).
  • 2018 Understanding the sources of children of immigrants' penalty in academic performance: Evidence from Italian compulsory education. Conference Proceedings: 49th Scientific meeting of the Italian Statistical Society. Palermo: SIS (forthcoming, with Triventi M.).
  • 2017 Diseguali su quale base? Lo svantaggio scolastico dei figli di immigrati in Europa, Unitn-eprints.PhD, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.23751.70560.
  • 2017 Cinquant'anni di cambiamenti sociali e territoriali in Trentino dal primo Piano Urbanistico. Final Research Report Vol. I, II, III. Trento: Provincia Autonoma di Trento (with Sciortino G.).

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Agnes Jäger
Office: PEG 3.G132
Tel: +49 (0)69 798-36634
Fax: +49 (0)69 798-763-36634
E-mail: jaeger@soz.uni-frankfurt.de