Dr Greti-Iulia Ivana

  • Lecturer in Digital Society (Sociology)

Biography

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.

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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. 

Research interests

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.

Publications

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2018

Ivana, G.-I. (2018) Social Ties in Online Networking. Series: Palgrave studies in relational sociology. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319715940 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71595-7)

2017

Ivana, G.-I. (2017) The dimension of normativity in informal social relations. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Sociologia, 62(2), pp. 99-117. (doi: 10.1515/subbs-2017-0013)

Ivana, G.-I. (2017) Fake it till you make it: imagined social capital. Sociological Review, 65(1), pp. 52-66. (doi: 10.1111/1467-954X.12368)

2016

Ivana, G.-I. (2016) Joost Beuving and Geert de Vries, Doing Qualitative Research: The Craft of Naturalistic Inquiry. Qualitative Research, 16(6), pp. 741-742. (doi: 10.1177/1468794115618005)[Book Review]

Ivana, G.-I. (2016) Present contemporaries and absent consociates: rethinking Schütz's “We relation” beyond copresence. Human Studies, 39(4), pp. 513-531. (doi: 10.1007/s10746-016-9381-9)

Ivana, G.-I. (2016) Face and the dynamics of its construction: a relational and multilayered perspective. Symbolic Interaction, 39(1), pp. 106-125. (doi: 10.1002/symb.209)

2015

Ivana, G.-I. (2015) Nation as network. Diaspora, cyberspace, and citizenship. Information, Communication and Society, 18(12), pp. 1481-1483. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1085071)[Book Review]

2014

Ivana, G.-I. (2014) Authenticity on Facebook Between Exposure and Self Representation. Working Paper. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Universitat Oberta de Ctalunya (UOC), Barcelona.

2013

Ivana, G.-I. (2013) A postmodern panopticon: Lateral surveillance on Facebook. Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 8(1), pp. 1-14.

2012

Ivana, G.-I. (2012) Resorts Behind the Construction of the Expositional Self on Facebook. In: AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Social Computing, Social Cognition, Social Networks and Multiagent Systems: Social Turn - SNAMAS 2012, Birmingham, UK, 02-06 Jul 2012, pp. 103-107. ISBN 9781908187185

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Number of items: 10.

Articles

Ivana, G.-I. (2017) The dimension of normativity in informal social relations. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Sociologia, 62(2), pp. 99-117. (doi: 10.1515/subbs-2017-0013)

Ivana, G.-I. (2017) Fake it till you make it: imagined social capital. Sociological Review, 65(1), pp. 52-66. (doi: 10.1111/1467-954X.12368)

Ivana, G.-I. (2016) Present contemporaries and absent consociates: rethinking Schütz's “We relation” beyond copresence. Human Studies, 39(4), pp. 513-531. (doi: 10.1007/s10746-016-9381-9)

Ivana, G.-I. (2016) Face and the dynamics of its construction: a relational and multilayered perspective. Symbolic Interaction, 39(1), pp. 106-125. (doi: 10.1002/symb.209)

Ivana, G.-I. (2013) A postmodern panopticon: Lateral surveillance on Facebook. Global Media Journal: Mediterranean Edition, 8(1), pp. 1-14.

Books

Ivana, G.-I. (2018) Social Ties in Online Networking. Series: Palgrave studies in relational sociology. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland. ISBN 9783319715940 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71595-7)

Book Reviews

Ivana, G.-I. (2016) Joost Beuving and Geert de Vries, Doing Qualitative Research: The Craft of Naturalistic Inquiry. Qualitative Research, 16(6), pp. 741-742. (doi: 10.1177/1468794115618005)[Book Review]

Ivana, G.-I. (2015) Nation as network. Diaspora, cyberspace, and citizenship. Information, Communication and Society, 18(12), pp. 1481-1483. (doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1085071)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Ivana, G.-I. (2014) Authenticity on Facebook Between Exposure and Self Representation. Working Paper. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Universitat Oberta de Ctalunya (UOC), Barcelona.

Conference Proceedings

Ivana, G.-I. (2012) Resorts Behind the Construction of the Expositional Self on Facebook. In: AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012: Social Computing, Social Cognition, Social Networks and Multiagent Systems: Social Turn - SNAMAS 2012, Birmingham, UK, 02-06 Jul 2012, pp. 103-107. ISBN 9781908187185

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Supervision

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.

Teaching

2019-2020

- Gender Relations, PGT level

2020-2021

- Sociology of Knowledge and Cognition, Hons level

- Practicing Research and Working with Data in the Digital Age, PGT level. 

 

Additional information

Recent presentations

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