Michael Grätz is a SNSF professor in sociology at the University of Lausanne. He currently conducts a research project financed by a Starting Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project estimates the evolution of inequality of opportunity in modern societies. He is also an associate professor (docent) at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University.
In the past, he worked at Nuffield College, University of Oxford and Bielefeld University. He received his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in 2015.
His research interests are in the fields of child development, social stratification, and social demography. A major aim of his research is to understand the intergenerational transmission of advantage.