Alessandra Minello is a postdoctoral researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is currently engaged in a project on changes in gender-specific educational trajectories and their consequences for job entry and careers. The project is under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans- Peter Blossfeld. She defended her PhD thesis at the University of Trento (Italy). The title of the thesis is: “Contextual effects on the educational expectations and aspirations of immigrants’ children and natives in Italy and Europe”. During her PhD, she worked as associate researcher at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics (Bocconi University of Milan, Italy). She developed a project on the analysis of data on human capital of immigrants’ children and second generations in Italy, proposing a comparison with the Italian children
Her current research interests focus on: educational attainment and job career, gender issues, and immigrant assimilation.