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Mariam Abouelenin

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Mariam Abouelenin

Bowland North



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I am a quantitative social scientist within the Sociology department. I work on a range of applied research projects and possess expertise in analysing both longitudinal and cross-sectional data sets.

Previously, I completed my PhD at Lancaster University, which focused on gender inequalities in Egypt. I explored how women’s cultural and economic contexts influence their roles within the family and their opportunities in the labour market. In my current role as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (ADR UK), I am researching how teenage mothers interact with the family justice system  in England. I am looking into life course patterns of their repeated court appearances and their risk of having parental rights terminated via adoption. This project makes use of the new data-sharing collaboration between the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), developed as part of the MoJ’s Data First Programme.

Research Interests

-Ways cultural, economic, and societal factors shape gender and relationships in Western/Non-Western countries. 

-How events (e.g Arab Spring, Covid-19) influence gender roles, expectations, and experiences in work-family.

-The use of cross-sectional and longitudinal data to provide a better understanding of women’s lives across cultural and legal contexts.

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