Prof. Dr. Robin Samuel

Associate professor in Youth Studies

Faculty or Centre Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department Department of Social Sciences
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSH, E04 45-060
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 5084
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 35084

I am interested in social inequality, work, health, well-being, sustainability, and research methods.

Most of my research involves the collection and statistical analysis of big data sets. In some projects, I employ experimental designs and qualitative methods as well.

Apart from my substantive interests, I currently examine the suitability of statistical models to investigate social inequalities in a range of health outcomes. My other methodological research is on validity in experimental designs and the application of Bayesian statistics in social research and beyond.

I joined the University of Luxembourg as an Associate Professor in 2016. Since 2020, I am Head of the Centre for Childhood and Youth Research.

Some ongoing funded research projects:

  •     The Role of Social Trust, Future Considerations, and Perceived Fairness among Young People in Tackling Global Crises. Lessons from the Pandemic for Sustainability (and vice versa), 2020-2024 (PI)
  •     Young People and COVID-19: Social, Economic, and Health Consequences of Infection Prevention and Control Measures among Young People in Luxembourg (YAC+), 2020-2021, (PI).
  •     Social Mobility and Inequalities in Health. Patterns of Intra- and Intergenerational Dynamics, 2018–2022, (PI).
  •     An Analysis of Measures Addressing Young People in Challenging Transitions, 2018–2020, (PI).
  •     Health and Well-Being of Young People in Luxembourg, 2018–2021, (Co-PI).
  •     Employers’ Hiring Decisions in Relation to Young People, 2017–2021, (PI).

Last updated on: Friday, 28 May 2021



PhD in Sociology, University of Basel




Lizentiat (Master) in Sociology, Sustainable Development, and Modern History, University of Basel



Academic Positions


Associate Professor, University of Luxembourg


Guest Researcher, University of Bern


Honorary Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh


Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge


Visiting Scholar, Stanford University


Research Associate, University of Basel




   CV short Samuel Robin May 2021     

Last updated on: 03 Jun 2021