Dr. Alessandra Rusconi

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+49 30 25491 180
alessandra.rusconi [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
D 223
Scientific Research Coordinator of the Research Department

Research fields

Education and Training | Labor and Labor Market | Welfare State and Social Inequality


since 01/2016 Scientific Research Coordinator of the Research Unit “Skill Formation and Labor Markets”

2007 - 2015 Senior Researcher in the Research Unit “Skill Formation and Labor Markets”

2004 – 2007 Senior researcher at the Institute for Empirical and Applied Sociology (EMPAS) and at the Collaborative Research Center 597 “Transformation of the State”, University of Bremen/Germany Research project: International education politics

2003 – 2004 Senior researcher at the Independent Research Group “Lack of Training: Employment and Life Chances of the Less Educated”, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin/Germany Research project: Dual Career Couples

2003 Ph.D. in Sociology, Free University Berlin/Germany

2001 – 2003 Junior Researcher in the Research Unit “Academic Policy”, Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and the German Academy of Scientists Leopoldina, Berlin/ Germany Research project: Dual Careers

1998 – 2001 Junior Researcher at the Center for Sociology and the Study of the Life Course, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin/Germany Research project: Leaving home in Germany and Italy

1997 Laurea (M.A. equivalent) in Political Science, University of Florence/Italy

Selected Publications

Rusconi, Alessandra/Solga, Heike (2023): "Fairer als gedacht. Keine Nachteile für Frauen in Berufungsverfahren". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 4=Nr. 182, S. 38-41.
Solga, Heike/Rusconi, Alessandra/Netz, Nicolai (2023): "Professors' Gender Biases in Assessing Applicants for Professorships". In: European Sociological Review, Vol. 39, No. 6, S. 841-861. (vorab online publiziert 27.02.2023)
Finger, Claudia/Solga, Heike/Ehlert, Martin/Rusconi, Alessandra (2020): "Gender Differences in the Choice of Field of Study and the Relevance of Income Information. Insights from a Field Experiment". In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Vol. 65, Article 100457, Special Issue "Experimental Methods in Social Stratification Research", edited by Carlo Barone/Heike Solga, S. 1-17. (vorab online publiziert 29.11.2019)
Ehlert, Martin/Finger, Claudia/Rusconi, Alessandra/Solga, Heike (2017): "Applying to College. Do Information Deficits Lower the Likelihood of College-eligible Students from Less-Privileged Families to Pursue their College Intentions? - Evidence from a Field Experiment". In: Social Science Research, Vol. 67, S. 193-212. (vorab online publiziert 29.04.2017)
Rusconi, Alessandra/Kunze, Caren (Hg.) (2015): Geschlechterverhältnisse in der Wissenschaft. Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, Jg. 37, H. 3. München: Bayerisches Staatsinstitut für Hochschulforschung und Hochschulplanung, 118 S.
Rusconi, Alessandra (2013): "Karriereentwicklung in der Wissenschaft im Kontext von Akademikerpartnerschaften". In: Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, Jg. 35, H. 1, Thema "Berufserfolg von Akademikern", S. 78-97.
Rusconi, Alessandra/Moen, Phyllis/Kaduk, Anne (2013): "Career Priorities and Pathways across the (Gendered) Life Course". In: Debra A. Major/Ronald J. Burke (Eds.): Handbook of Work-life Integration among Professionals. Challenges and Opportunities. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, S. 95-119.
Rusconi, Alessandra/Wimbauer, Christine/Motakef, Mona/Kortendiek, Beate/Berger, Peter A. (Hg.) (2013): Paare und Ungleichheit(en). Eine Verhältnisbestimmung. Gender - Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft, Sonderheft 2. Opladen u.a.: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 232 S.
Cornelißen, Waltraud/Rusconi, Alessandra/Becker, Ruth (Hg.) (2011): Berufliche Karrieren von Frauen. Hürdenläufe in Partnerschaft und Arbeitswelt. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 163 S.
Rusconi, Alessandra/Solga, Heike (Hg.) (2011): Gemeinsam Karriere machen. Die Verflechtung von Berufskarrieren und Familie in Akademikerpartnerschaften. Opladen u.a.: Verlag Barbara Budrich, 189 S.
Jakobi, Anja P./Rusconi, Alessandra (2009): "Lifelong Learning in the Bologna Process. European Developments in Higher Education". In: Compare - A Journal of Comparative and International Education, Vol. 39, No. 1, S. 51-65.
Martens, Kerstin/Rusconi, Alessandra/Leuze, Kathrin (Eds.) (2007): New Arenas of Education Governance. The Impact of International Organizations and Markets on Educational Policy Making. Transformation of the State. Basingstoke/New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, XV, 248 S.