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Alicia García Sierra

DPhil in Sociology

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

I am a third-year DPhil student in Sociology funded by the Clarendon Fund and Nuffield College. My thesis, "Parents Beget Skills: Addressing Inequalities in the Process of Child Development" uses quantitative methods to examine the stratified pathways through which parents contribute to the effective developmental process of their children. More broadly, I am interested in the process of intergenerational transmission of (dis)advantages and the inequalities in the process of human capital formation. In my research, I mostly use longitudinal-household survey data and causally-oriented approaches.

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 courses on Statistical Methods and Advanced Quantitative Methods in the Sociology Department. I am also a Tutor for Social Policy and Sociological Theory. 


Alicia Garcia Sierra