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Opening Lecture Ceremony of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography

Opening Lecture Ceremony of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography


The Opening Lecture ceremony of the Research Master in Sociology and Demography held by Prof. Livia Sz. Oláh took place last November, 11th at the Campus de la Ciutadella.

Prof. Livia  is Associate Professor of Demography (Ph.D., 2001, Stockholm University) at the Dept. of Sociology, Stockholm University with expertise also in law and political science, comparative welfare state research and gender studies. Her main research interests are: family demography in comparative perspective, policy impacts on fertility and partnership dynamics, and the interplay of family patterns and societal and familial gender relations in European societies. She is the Project coordinator of FamiliesAndSocieties (“Changing Families and Sustainable Societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations”), a large-scale collaborative project financed in the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (Febr. 2013 – Jan. 2017). Oláh is also the Principal Investigator of the Swedish part of the international comparative project “Explaining very low fertility in postindustrial societies”. She has been the initiator and coordinator of the research network Gendering European Family Dynamics; a member of the Network of Excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe; FP6, 2006-2011), academic observer for Sweden in the European Alliance for Families (2009-2012), a member of the Editorial Board of Cogent Social Sciences, Cogent OA, Taylor & Francis Group, UK (2016-), the Social Science Review web-based journal of CSS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2014-), the Open Urban Studies and Demography Journal, Bentham Open (2015-)and the editorial advisory board of The Open Demography Journal, Bentham Science Publishers, USA (2008-2014), as well as of reference groups for Swedish government reports on family issues.