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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Post-doctoral research fellow
Sonja Avlijaš is a post-doctoral research fellow at LIEPP since October 2016. She defended her PhD in political economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in December 2015. Sonja’s research focuses on how the experience of post-socialist transition in Eastern Europe can help us to understand the evolution of capitalist political economies in the era of globalisation. Her PhD thesis examined how the type of economic development strategy a country pursues shapes women’s labour market opportunities. At LIEPP, she assists Prof. Bruno Palier on projects focusing on the interactions between the welfare state and the new economy. She also conducts her own research on the politics of social investment.
Professor at the Robert Shuman Centre of the European University Institute (EUI)
Oscar Smallenbroek is a post-doctoral researcher at LIEPP since January 2020 in the framework of the social impact assessment of the "Cours d'écoles OASIS", a FEDER UIA project (UIA03-344) aiming at transforming urban spaces to adapt them to climate change. His general interests include stratification, gender and personal values. In the past, he has examined how social structures shape personal values and how these values affect behaviour, including choices about education, occupation, marriage and the division of labour within the household. He received a B.A. in psychology from Carleton University in Canada, an M.Sc. in sociology from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.