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Biography

Martina has a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a MSc in Sociology from the Free University of Berlin. Her PhD thesis investigates single motherhood and late modernity.

Prior to joining King’s, Martina was the course tutor at the Department of Sociology at LSE, convening the ‘Gender and Society’ course. Before that she worked as a visiting Lecturer at LSE and as a research fellow at The Open University, LSE and the Family and Parenting Institute.

Martina’s principal research interest concerns gender and social inequalities, particularly within the context of work, family lives and relationships, on which she has published widely. Her most recent research projects explored the meanings and experiences of long-term couple relationships and the positioning of single parenthood in Britain.

When not at King’s College, Martina is at the LSE, where she is the Course Convenor of the ‘Gender and Geography’ undergraduate course at the Department of Geography and Environment and where she teaches on the ‘Work, Inequality and Society’ course.

Outside of education, Martina is part of two book clubs and a choir, practices yoga and enjoys swimming in lakes all year round, especially in winter.