Elena Vacchelli

Senior Research Fellow

Criminology and Sociology

Middlesex University

Gender and sexuality, Migration, Urban Studies, Qualitative research methods

Elena Vacchelli is Senior Research Fellow in Gender and Migration at the SPRC (Social Policy Research Centre) and her work focuses on gender and sexuality, migration and urban studies. She has extensive experience in conducting and coordinating local, national and European research in areas such as migration policies with a particular focus on gender equality. Substantial knowledge of migration and diversity in the UK and Europe was acquired from years of research and management of projects in this field. Elena is also an expert in qualitative research methods and her experience includes working with vulnerable and marginalised groups. Her work is published in international peer review outlets such as Gender, Place and Culture, Hagar and International Migration. She completed her PhD at thmore...


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  1. Ryan, Louise and Vacchelli, Elena (2011) Evaluation of the preventing violent extremism - PREVENT programme and projects in the London Borough of Barnet. Communities and Local Government.
  2. Dodsworth, Francis, Vacchelli, Elena and Watson, Sophie (2011) Shaping religious communities in East London. CRESC Working Paper No. 102.
  3. Vacchelli, Elena (2005) The gendering of urban space in Berlin and Milan: a comparative perspective. Research and Training Network Urban Europe Series.
  4. Dodsworth, Francis, Vacchelli, Elena and Watson, Sophie (2015) City. In: Key Terms in Material Religion. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, S., ed. Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781472595454.
  5. Dodsworth, Francis, Vacchelli, Elena and Watson, Sophie (2012) Shifting religions and cultures in London’s East End. Material Religion, 9 (1) . pp. 86-113.
  6. Vacchelli, Elena (2013) Researching the urban reflexively: feminist methodological issues. Hagar: studies in culture, polities and identities, 11 (1) . pp. 41-62.
  7. Ryan, Louise and Vacchelli, Elena (2013) Introduction to gender, religion and migration. Religion and Gender, 3 (1) . pp. 1-5. ISSN 1878-5417
  8. Vacchelli, Elena (2014) Gender and the city: intergenerational spatial practices and women’s collective action. In: Le Tournant Spatial dans les Etudes Genre. Direnberger, Lucia and Schmoll, Camille, eds. Universite' Paris Diderot, Paris, pp. 157-177. ISBN 9782744201943.
  9. Vacchelli, Elena, Kathrecha, Preeti and Gyte, Natalie (2015) Is it really just the cuts? Neo-liberal tales from the women’s voluntary and community sector in London. Feminist Review, 109 (1) . pp. 180-189. ISSN 0141-7789 (doi:10.1057/fr.2014.38)
  10. Vacchelli, Elena and Kaye, Neil (2013) Welfare needs of the Afghan community in Harrow. A community based research project. SPRC Report.