Frederick de Moll is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social Sciences. Prior to coming to work at Luxembourg, Frederick was a faculty member in the education department at Goethe University Frankfurt, where he received his doctorate degree in 2016. Frederick was educated at Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, where he studied education, sociology, and psychology.
Frederick’s work is concerned with the causes of educational inequality that are inherent to cultural practices during early and middle childhood. He investigates how child rearing practices and beliefs of parents and children’s everyday activities differ between and within social classes. Moreover, he examines children’s experiences of agency in informal activities and how they relate to children’s adjustment to school, thereby blending theories and concepts from the sociology of childhood with research on educational inequalities. More recently, Frederick has become interested in global perspectives on cultural reproduction and how the most privileged members of society set themselves apart and secure their privileges and interests, thereby limiting the opportunities open to the less fortunate.