Dr Marion Lieutaud

Dr Marion Lieutaud


Department of Methodology

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Key Expertise
Sociology, Inequalities, Gender, Migration, Work and care.

About me

"In my research and teaching, I build bridges between fields that seldom meet: feminist and critical perspectives on the one hand; computational and advanced quantitative methods on the other. I love that I can play that connecting role and discuss with my students how quantitative praxis can learn from critical perspectives and serve aims of social justice."
- Dr Marion Lieutaud discusses areas of her work that make her proud as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations. Read the full close-up with Methodology faculty.


Marion Lieutaud is Researcher in the Department of Methodology, and was previously an LSE Fellow in Computational Social Science. Prior to joining the Department of Methodology, she was part of the LSE Department of Sociology where she completed her PhD in August 2021. She was an Associated Doctoral Fellow in the Centre March Bloch in Berlin from 2017 to 2021.

Research interests

Marion’s current research focuses on gender, inequalities and migration. She investigates how the gender division of labour and care in migrants’ couples can be connected to the constraints and process of migration trajectories. She also works with Paul Segal (King’s College London) on the links between income inequalities and regimes of care and social reproduction; with Léa Renard (Freie Universität Berlin), on the politics and the challenges of using and developing survey data that works for research on intersectional inequalities; and with Vincent Dubois (Science Po Strasbourg) on quantifying the evolution of how parliamentarians talk about benefit fraud, using computational methods.

Marion’s work is interdisciplinary and draws on a wide range of methodological tools. She specialises in quantitative and computational methods to serve critical analyses of inequalities and gender dynamics. She combines this with interviews and archival work to critically assess data on and quantification of migration.


Welfare fraud in questions: the naturalisation of a political issue in light of parliamentary questions at the French National Assembly (1986-2016)’ with V. Dubois (2020), Revue Française de Science Politique, 70 (3-4), 341371. Featured by Alternatives Economiques (11/09/2020)

PhD thesis

Paths of inequality: migration, inter-relationships and the gender division of labour (2021)

Expertise Details

Sociology; Inequalities; Gender; Migration; Work and care; Quantification and Socio-history of statistics.