Dr Nabil Khattab

Dr Nabil Khattab

Dr Nabil Khattab
Research Fellow in Sociology, Politics and International Studies

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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Marie Curie IEF Research Fellow

Personal profile

Nabil Khattab is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has recently been awarded a Marie Curie — Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) for career development at the University of Bristol, UK (September 2013 to August 2015). Dr. Khattab’s research focuses on labour market inequalities in the UK and in Israel. In his research on labour market inequalities he has collaborated with Prof. Tariq Modood, Prof. Ron Johnston (Fellow of the British Academy), Prof. Ibrahim Sirkeci, Prof. Steve Fenton and Dr. Sami Miaari.

Previously he has held a lectureship post (2003 to 2007) at the University of Bristol and in 2007 he has been awarded a RCUK research fellowship in quantitative social science. In 2009 has been elected as an editorial board member in SOCIOLOGY and in SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINEI and recently he has been invited to join the advisory board of ETHNICITIES (2013 – present).

Dr. Khattab's research on ethnicity and inequalities in the UK labour market has been published in leading journals in the field of sociology such as in Sociology, Work Employment and Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies and in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.  In this research, Dr. Khattab went significantly beyond the existing literature in three different ways: by developing a new ethno-religious classification, incorporating ethnic residential segregation as an important factor in studying inequalities and using multilevel analysis, and by developing a new approach to study inequalities by incorporating class and ethnicity.



Dr. Khattab has previously taught a number of courses at both under graduate and graduate levels including: Theories in Ethnicity and Racism, Inequality and Social Exclusion, Quantitative Research Methods and Immigration Citizenship and Multiculturalism in Europe.

Key publications

  1. Khattab, N, Johnston, R, Sirkeci, I & Modood, T, 2012, ‘Returns on education amongst men in England and Wales: The impact of residential segregation and ethno-religious background’. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, vol 30., pp. 296-309
  2. Khattab, N & Miaari, S, 2013, ‘Palestinians in the Israeli Labor Market: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach’. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
  3. Khattab, N & Miaari, S, 2013, ‘The Occupational Mismatch amongst Palestinians and Jews in Israel: A new evidence from the LFS 2000-2010’. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, vol 34., pp. 1-13
  4. Khattab, N, 2009, ‘Ethno-religious background as a determinant of educational and occupational attainment in Britain’. Sociology, vol 43., pp. 304-322
  5. Khattab, N & Fenton, S, 2009, ‘What makes young adults happy? Employment and non-work as determinants of life satisfaction’. Sociology, vol 43., pp. 11-26

Latest publications

  1. Khattab, N, Johnston, R & Manley, D, 2017, ‘Human capital, family structure and religiosity shaping British Muslim women’s labour market participation’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  2. Khattab, N & Modood, T, 2017, ‘Accounting for British Muslim’s educational attainment: gender differences and the impact of expectations’. British Journal of Sociology of Education.
  3. Modood, T & Khattab, N, 2016, ‘Explaining ethnic differencescan eExplaining Ethnic Differences: Can Ethnic Minority Strategies Reduce the Effects of Ethnic Penalties?’. Sociology, vol 50., pp. 231-246
  4. Khattab, N & Fox, J, 2016, ‘East-European immigrants responding to the recession in Britain: Is there a trade-off between unemployment and over-qualification?’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 42., pp. 1774-1789

Full publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

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