Dr Greti-Iulia Ivana
- Lecturer in Digital Society (Sociology)
Dr. Greti-Iulia Ivana is a lecturer within the Sociology Subject Area at the University of Glasgow. She is also currently the convenor of the Sociology and Research Methods MSc and Mres. Starting from 2021, she will convene the Digital Society MSc .
A relational sociologist, Dr. Ivana is the author of the book Social Ties in Online Networking (Palgrave 2018), which looks at the links between non-copresence, online communication and bond formation/maintenance.
Some of the main themes in Dr. Ivana's previous work are: negotiations of norms and boundaries in personal ties, physical and relational distance, virtual experiences of togetherness and digitally mediated meaning making. Some of her research has also focused on intra-european migration, highly skilled work, transnational work-life systems and the digitalisation of geographically distant bonds.
Previously, Dr. Ivana was a based at the Department of Sociology in Uppsala University. She holds a PhD with the highest distinction in Information and Knowledge Society from the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC) in Barcelona.
Some of my main areas of interest are:
- social theory (especially social ontology and phenomenology);
- sociological biographies;
- highly skilled migration;
- the sociology of knowledge;
- embodiment and affectivity;
- the digitalisation of choice;
- modernity and risk;
- social media research ethics.
I am interested in supervising projects within any of my areas of interest listed above. I will particularly welcome proposals on:
- mechanisms and practices of social appraisal;
- social inequalities within the interaction order;
- informal social bonds;
- sociality in conditions of non-copresence;
- skilled migration/ labour migration;
- qualitative network analysis.
- Gender Relations, PGT level
- Sociology of Knowledge and Cognition, Hons level
- Practicing Research and Working with Data in the Digital Age, PGT level.
09/2018 “Media consumption and the lived experience of other people’s narratives”, at the ”Dis / connection: Conflicts, Activism and Reciprocity Online and Beyond”, Uppsala University
07/2018 “Migrants’ emotional geographies and the resistance of the material world”, at the 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference 2018, Linköping University, Norrköping Campus
11/2017 “Bonds and Balance in the Lives of Highly Skilled Migrants”, invited talk at CESSMIR, the Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees, University of Ghent
09/2017 "Highly Skilled Migration: Social Bonds and Subtle Othering", Postcolonial Studies Association Convention, School of Advanced Study, London, 18–20 September
08/2017 "The Migrant Body and What Makes a Stranger", The European Sociological Association, Athens
11/2015 "Meaning: Between Reflexivity and Emotions", at the “Culture and The Sociology of Knowledge” research colloquium, University of Konstanz
08/2015 "Mediatization: The Socially Constructed Experience of Being Told a Story", The European Sociological Association, Prague