Dr Victoria Donnaloja

Early Career Fellow
Department of Sociology
Dr Victoria Donnaloja
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    +44 (0) 1206 876546

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    6.338, Colchester Campus



Victoria Donnaloja just started as a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Sociology department. She completed her PhD in the department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and spent a year at the European University Institute as a Max Weber Fellow. Her previous research investigates how the function of citizenship is changing in response to migration, both for immigrants and for the majority population. Most recently, she has contributed new evidence on public attitudes on territorial birthright citizenship reform for Italy. In her new Leverhulme funded project she will turn to attitudes of inclusion more generally to understand why they change from one generation to the next. She will focus on if and how education drives these generational shifts.


  • PhD London School of Economics and Political Science, (2021)

  • MSc Social Research Methods London School of Economics and Political Science, (2017)

  • MSc Philosophy and Public Policy London School of Economics and Political Science, (2014)

  • BSc Economics University of Essex, (2013)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • The Context of Integration: Origin, Destination and the Children of Immigrants (SC985)


Journal articles (3)

Donnaloja, V. and McAvay, H., (2022). The multidimensionality of national belonging: Patterns and implications for immigrants’ naturalisation intentions. Social Science Research. 106, 102708-102708

Donnaloja, V., (2022). British Nationals’ Preferences Over Who Gets to Be a Citizen According to a Choice-Based Conjoint Experiment. European Sociological Review. 38 (2), 202-218

Donnaloja, V., (2020). British and disengaged: national identification and political engagement before and after naturalisation. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 46 (13), 2723-2741

+44 (0) 1206 876546


6.338, Colchester Campus