A Short Bio-Note

Irma Mooi-Reci (born in Tirana, Albania) is A/PROF in Sociology and Head of the discipline of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Theory at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Previously she worked as Assistant Professor and Programme Director of the VU-Graduate School of Social Sciences (VU-GSSS) at the VU University in Amsterdam.

Irma researches employment instability and its implications for individual careers, wage opportunities and public policy. Her research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) the socioeconomic consequences of disruptive events such as unemployment, joblessness and casual employment; (2) the intergenerational consequences of joblessness; (3) application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data. She has been a visiting scholar at the Nuffield College, Oxford University (2017), University of Madison Wisconsin in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and has published in various journals including Human Relations (FT-50 journal), Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations and Social Forces.

Among others, Irma is Adjunct Principal Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social ResearchAssociate of the Centre for Vocational and Educational Pathwaysat University of Melbourne, and since 2019, Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. Since 2019, Irma serves as Deputy Editor of the journal Gender & Society and is Editorial Board Member of the journal Social Science Research.

Over her career she has taught various courses at undergraduate, graduate and PhD level on both quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as substantive topics. At the University of Melbourne, Irma teaches three major courses in the Master of Social Policy.

Irma Mooi-Reci

University of Melbourne

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Read more about published work and download my work here.

Conferences and Presentations here.

Read more about my previous and most recent experiences here.

Follow media citations, questions raised in the Dutch senate and media appearances here.

4-Year ARC-Discovery project: Intergenerational transmission of joblessness. 

Learn more about our large-scale study on the intergenerational transmission of joblessness in Australia and internationally, here.


Our new book Market Research using Stata (with Mooi, E and Sarstedt, M) has now been published! Among others, it features regression, factor analysis, principal component analysis, cluster analysis in easily accessible way. To order our book click HERE. Our book is also available in the Stata bookstore.

Contact Details

School of Social and Political Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 3010


Phone: +61 39035 4809

Email: irma.mooi@unimelb.edu.au

Visiting Address:

Grattan Street

John Medley (Building 191), Room-570, Level 5, East Tower.

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