Irma Mooi-Reci (born in Tirana, Albania) is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Deputy Editor of the renowned journal Gender & Society, Adjunct Associate Principal Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Convener at the Melbourne Centre for Data Science, and Lead investigator of two projects funded by the Australian Research Council.
Irma is a leading expert on labour market research and life course dynamics. She is internationally known for her work on the socio-economic consequences of employment instability, unemployment and joblessness for workers and their families. Irma's work has been recognized through various prizes, grants and visiting fellowships including visiting positions at the Nuffield College, Oxford University (2017) and University of Madison, Wisconsin in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Upcoming visiting fellowships will take her at Collegio Carlo Alberto at University of Torino in Turin, Italy (2022), and at the Federal Institute for Population Research in Wiesbaden, Germany (2022 and 2023).
Irma is a seasoned lecturer, supervisor, mentor and has led and designed various graduate and postgraduate programs. She presents her work at major international conferences and is regularly invited to participate in workshops and events. Her work has appeared in various leading journals, including Human Relations (FT-50 journal), Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Social Forces. She is co-author of the award-winning book Market Research using Stata.