Alex Fenton

I’m a sociologist in Berlin, currently a doctoral student at Leibniz Universität Hannover, writing my thesis on the production and use of official statistics in Germany and Britain. My study looks at the development of income and poverty statistics during the restructuring of the welfare state and the state-market relationship since around 1980.


I also have longstanding interests in housing, urban change and poverty, especially in London and the UK generally: the spatial distribution of poverty in cities, and the regulation and commodification of housing. Previously I’ve worked as a researcher at CCHPR in Cambridge and latterly at CASE, working on the Social Policy in a Cold Climate programme.