Dr Rossella Ciccia

Dr Rossella Ciccia is Associate Professor of Social Policy in in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a Fellow of Green Templeton College. Her research interests lie in field of comparative social policy with a particular focus on issues relating to social inequalities, gender, care and paid work in Europe and Latin America. She is the co-chair of the ECPR standing group on Gender and Politics, one of the conveners of the European Conference of Politics and Gender, and was a member of the international research network Gender Equality Policy in Practice (GEPP).

Her work has appeared notably in the Journal of Social Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, Social Politics, Policy & Society, Quality and Quantity, European Journal of Politics and Gender, Gender and Politics, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Social Policy & Administration, Work, Employment and Society, Revista Espanola de Sociologia. She has been the PI of the Marie Curie Project AGenDA (2018-2020).

Her research was awarded the European Journal of Politics and Gender 2022 Best Article Award and the nominee honor for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work/Family Research in 2015. In February 2020, she received the inaugural Emma Goldman award in recognition of the substantial contributions of her research to knowledge on feminist and inequality issues in Europe.

Prior to joining the University of Oxford, she has held positions at Queen’s University Belfast, Scuola Normale Superiore, Maynooth University and Radboud University Nijmegen and several other European universities.


Rossella would be particularly interested in supervising DPhil students interested social policies in relation to care and gender issues, disability and long-term care, social inequalities and intersectionality, social movements and social policy reforms, comparative social policy analysis in Europe and Latin America.

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