Nhat An's work contributes to research on social stratification and the transmission of inequalities from one generation to the next in European societies - in terms of trends, causes, and effects. In her doctoral thesis, she gives an account of over-time trends in intergenerational social class mobility and investigates whether patterns of career mobility have changed for individuals from different class origins in Germany and the UK since the early 1950s. She is interested in the application of quasi-experimental methods to identify the effect of institutional change on intergenerational inequalities and pursues research (with Bastian Betthäuser) into the intergenerational consequences of atypical employment. Together with Caspar Kaiser, she has been looking at how social class and being socially mobile affects individuals' subjective well-being.
Nhat An holds a MSc in Comparative Social Policy (Distinction) from the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. Before coming to the UK, she studied for a BA in Philosophy and Economics at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France. Her studies are made possible by the generous support of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).