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I am a Lecturer in Social Policy at the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology and the Q-Step Centre at the University of Exeter

My main research interests are in the sociology and demography of the family. In particular, I am interested in family formation and childbearing patterns in post-industrialized societies and the way they are influenced by cultural background, socioeconomic factors and family policy.  

Prior to coming to Exeter I was a Research Associate in the University of Cambridge, where I worked on a Philomathia funded research project entitled '(In)Fertility, Education and Reproductive Health'

While in Cambridge, I have become a member of the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc), with whom I collaborate on various projects, involving the influence of new reproductive technologies on population and society. 

My other research interests include: gender inequality, family-work balance, population projections and life course analysis.

My Background

I hold a DPhil in Sociology from Nuffield College, University of Oxford. In my doctoral thesis, I focused on the role of religion in shaping fertility behaviour in Western Europe. Before moving to the UK I worked at the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, where I specialized in population projections. I also hold a Master's degree in Demography and Anthropology and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Communication from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem 

Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology

University of Exeter

Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RJ 

United Kingdom

Email: n.peri-rotem@exeter.ac.uk