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Alex Fenton - Curriculum Vitae

Full name
Alexander Frank Fenton


D Phil Sociology (in progress), Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2013-

The Production of Official Statistics in Britain and Germany 1975 – 2010

Supervisor: Prof Dr Eva Barlösius

Begabtenförderung Scholarship from the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

MSc Social Research Methods (Distinction), University of Surrey, 2004

Dissertation: ‘A different kind of debt? Credit unions in a consumer society’

MA(Hons) Social Anthropology (First Class), University of Edinburgh, 1998

Dissertation: ‘Craftspeople, public institutions and the perpetuation of tradition in Hawai`i’

Awards: Kenneth Little Prize for Social Anthropology


10.2013 – now: Doctoral Candidate, Leibniz Universität Hannover

11.2012 – 09.2013: PhD Preparation / Writing Papers / Learning German in Berlin

10.2011 – 10.2012: Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion; “Social Policy in a Cold Climate”

05.2006 – 09.2011: Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Centre for Housing and Planning Research, Department of Land Economy

10.2005 – 05.2006: Independent Social Researcher, London, UK

Freelance research projects for universities and charitable foundations.

09.2004 – 08.2005: Research Officer, Institute of Education, London, UK

Research Officer, “Families in Mixed-Income New Communities”

09.1999 – 08.2004: Software / Web Developer, London

Various posts in London

07.1998 – 08.1999: Information Officer, Coin Street Community Builders, London, UK

Professional & Voluntary Activities


Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society; Cities; Computational Statistics and Data Analysis; Economic and Social Research Council


Modern languages

English (native), German (fluent), French (working proficiency)

Research skills


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