Professor Claire Wallace
Professor Claire Wallace is a Chair in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the New Europe Centre at the University.
Professor Claire Wallace is a Chair in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the New Europe Centre at the University. Claire was President of the European Sociological Association from 2007 to 2009.
Claire is also a former editor of the major international sociological journal European Societies, the official journal of the European Sociological Association.
Claire was Director of Research for the College of Arts and Social Sciences between 2008 and 2011 and then became Vice Principal for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the University in 2011.
After graduating with first a Bachelors and then a Doctoral degree from the University of Kent, Claire taught at Plymouth and then at Lancaster Universities. During the early 1990s she helped to set up the Sociology Department at the Central European University in Prague (now in Budapest) with famous social anthropologist Ernest Gellner before moving to the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, where she later became Head of Sociology. Claire’s primary research interests are migration, citizenship, youth, households and work relations, and the rural digital economy.