Dr. Shweta Mishra

Address International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel
University of Kassel
Mönchebergstr, 17
34109 Kassel
Telephone +49 561 804-1989
Telefax +49 561 804-7415
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Dr. Shweta Mishra is the leader of the INCHER research area "students and graduates". Her research expertise includes social network analysis, multivariate statistics, as well as international comparisons - focusing on the higher education experiences and academic success of students, particularly students from lower social and educational backgrounds, migrant students as well as students with disabilities. The theoretical background of her work lies in the theory of Structural Holes, Weak Ties, cultural capital, social capital, and Network Exchange Theory.

At INCHER she was leading (together with Prof. Dr. Georg Krücken and Prof. Dr. Guido Bünstorf) the BUKSS project (2017-2020) which focused on explaining social inequalities in student dropout and change of studies as well as the consequences of student dropout on labor market and life and health satisfaction.

Shweta Mishra completed her PHD in social work in 2012 at the University of Minnesota- School of Social Work, USA (Thesis entitled: "Cervical cancer screening practices of Hmong women: A Social Network Analysis). In the following time she held a  post doc position at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota, working on the MinnLink project. She holds a master's degree in Community Resource Management and Extension from the University of Delhi in India.

From December 2013 to November 2015, Shweta Mishra worked as a research assistant for the EUROSTUDENT project at the Deutsches Zentrum für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW) in Hannover, Germany.