Dr Greti-Iulia Ivana

  • Lecturer in Digital Society (Sociology)

Biography

Dr. Greti-Iulia Ivana is a lecturer in Digital Society within the Sociology Subject Area at the University of Glasgow. She is also a core member of the Digital and Social Change research group, an interdisciplinary network of scholars who investigate the emergence and uses of digital technologies, as well as their implications for reshaping social realities. 

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. 

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

Dr. Ivana currently works on a project exploring the relational incentives and constraints which fuel work-motivated intra-european migration. The aim of this project is to shed light on a) future intentions of settlement or serial/circular migration of highly skilled Romanian migrants living in several Western European countries, and b) the personal bonds of these migrants, both copresent and physically dispersed. Within this framework, the role of new technological affordances in transnational lives is discussed at length. 

Some of the main areas in which Dr. Ivana's work is anchored are:

  • social phenomenology
  • sociological biographies
  • the digital transformation of bonds
  • highly skilled migration
  • transnational work-life systems

Supervision

I am interested in supervising projects on:

  • social theory
  • the sociology of everyday life
  • qualitative network analysis
  • skilled migration/ labour migration
  • social media and user generated content
  • virtual and/or augmented reality

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


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

This list was generated on Sat Aug 17 11:05:25 2019 BST.