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Alex Fenton - Curriculum Vitae

Full name
Alexander Frank Fenton


D Phil Sociology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2018

Official Statistics and the Welfare State: the production of poverty and income statistics in Britain and Germany since 1970

Supervisor: Prof Dr Eva Barlösius Examiner: Prof Dr Gabriele Metzler

MSc Social Research Methods (Distinction), University of Surrey, 2004

Dissertation: ‘A different kind of debt? Credit unions in a consumer society’

MA(Hons) Social Anthropology (First Class), University of Edinburgh, 1998

Dissertation: ‘Craftspeople, public institutions and the perpetuation of tradition in Hawai`i’


2018 - now: Post-Doc, Humboldt University of Berlin

2017 - now: Researcher, DZHW Berlin (German Centre for Higher Education and Science Research)

2014 – 2017: Doctoral Stipendiat of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

2012 – 2013: PhD Preparation / Writing Papers / Learning German in Berlin

2011 – 2012: Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion; “Social Policy in a Cold Climate”

2006 – 2011: Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Department of Land Economy

2005 – 2006: Independent Social Researcher, London, UK

Freelance research projects for universities and charitable foundations.

2004 – 2005: Research Officer, Institute of Education, London, UK

Research Officer, “Families in Mixed-Income New Communities”

1999 – 2004: Software / Web Developer, London

Various posts in London

07.1998 – 08.1999: Information Officer, Coin Street Community Builders, London, UK

Professional & Voluntary Activities


Applied Spatial Analysis & Policy; Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society; Cities; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Economic and Social Research Council


Modern languages

English (native), German (fluent), French (working proficiency)


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