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Dr. Stefani SCHERER Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Trento University, Trento

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 Stefani Scherer (PI) is associate professor in Sociology at Trento University, Italy.
 She holds a PhD from Mannheim University (Dr. phil), Germany. Her main research interests are inequality and social stratification processes in international comparative perspective, the analysis of life courses, the family and labour market dynamics.
 She has been working in several international comparative projects. Among other things she was a member of the network of excellence EQUALSOC and the CHANGEQUAL project, both funded by the EC.
 From 1997-2002 she was research fellow at the Mannheimer Zentrum fuer Europaeische Sozialforschung (MZES), Germany, and had her post-doc at Milan-Bicocca before joining Trento University in 2007.
 She currently coordinates the PhD programme in Sociology within the School in Social Science at Trento University.
 She is teaching courses on the BA, MA and PhD level on statistics and applied research methods as well as a course on family sociology.