People Feature

Alicia García Sierra

DPhil in Sociology

Research Interests: social stratification, child development, human capital formation, intergenerational transmission of (dis)advantages. 

I am a current DPhil student in Sociology funded by the Clarendon Fund and Nuffield College. My research uses quantitative methods to explore the pathways through which parents contribute to the effective developmental process of their children. The first paper of my dissertation focuses on how high- and low-educated parents respond to the early health disadvantages suffered by their children, and how this impacts their long-term educational and health outcomes. The second chapter of the thesis examines whether the ability of the parents to respond effectively to changes in their children’s abilities is socially stratified. 

Before joining Oxford, I completed a Master's degree in Research in Social Sciences at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute (IC3JM), where I held the Juan March Servera Scholarship. I also worked as a Research Assistant for the Effort and Social Inequality Research Project and as a Teaching Assistant in the Social Sciences Department.

At Oxford, I have worked as a Research Assistant for the Understanding Family Demographic Processes & In-Work Poverty in Europe Project, and as a Teaching Assistant for the postgraduate course on Statistical Methods in the Sociology Department. 


Alicia Garcia Sierra