Lucinda Platt is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on inequalities, with particular interests in  ethnicity and immigration, and how they shape experiences of social mobility, labour market in equalities, child poverty, social networks and identity. Her most recent book, Understanding Inequalities was published in 2011 and she is currently co-authoring a book on Intergenerational Consequences of Migration and co-editing (with Hartley Dean) a book on Social Advantage and Disadvantage. Current research includes collaborative projects on student migration to Europe, gender, ethnicity and income inequality, and ethnicity and social mobility.