Short CV/Education and training

Education

  • 1995
    M.A. Degree – Diploma di Laurea in Philosophy, University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)

  • 1997
    Master in Demography – Diplôme des Etude Spécialisées en Démographie, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)

  • 2002
    Ph.D. in Demography, University of Rome "La Sapienza", University of Florence, and University of Padua (Italy)

Previous appointments

  • 1998 – 2001
    Doctoral student in Demography, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Florence University, and Padua University, Italy (full time)

  • 2001 – 2002
    Doctoral student in the Research Group on Social Dynamics and Fertility, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany (full time)

  • 2002
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Contemporary European Fertility and Family Dynamics, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany (full time)

  • 2002 – 2003
    Postdoctoral fellow at Brown University – Population Studies and Training Centre, Providence, USA (full time)

  • 2003
    Research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Laboratory of Contemporary European Fertility and Family Dynamics, Rostock, Germany (full time)

  • 2003 – 2009
    Head of the Independent Research Group on the Culture of Reproduction at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

  • 2004 – 2008
    Junior Professor (equivalent of Assistant Professor) for the Causes and Consequences of Demographic Change at the University of Rostock, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Sociology and Demography, Rostock, Germany

  • 2009 – 2011
    Head of the Laboratory of Life Course Studies (Laboratoire d'études du parcour de vie), Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • 2011 – 2012
    Head of the Research Center on Life Course and Inequality (LINES), Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Current appointments

  • Since 2008
    Associate Professor of Sociology and Demography of the Life Course, Institut of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Since 2011
    Deputy Director of the National Centre for Competence "LIVES-Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives", University of Lausanne and University of Geneva

  • Since 2011
    Co-book Editor of the Springer Book Series Life Course and Social Policies

Selected projects

Research funding and project leadership (selection)

  • 2011 – 2018: Research funding from the Swiss National Fund for the establishment of the National Centre for Competence LIVES: Overcoming Vulnerability in the Life Course. (Leading House: University of Lausanne) Deputy Director (with extention until 2022, conditional to succesful evalutation in the period 2016 – 2018)

  • 2013 – 2017: Research funding by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program for the Project "Families and Societies"; (Coordination: Stockholm University). Swiss Partner Leader

  • 2009 – 2012: Research funding by the Berlin Brandeburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften and the Nationalen Akademieder Wissenschaften Leopoldina for the Project "Zukunft mit Kindern Fertilität und gesellschaftliche Entwicklung". Project Member

  • 2007 – 2010: Research grant by the European Commission for the project "Reproductive Decisions" (REPRO); (Coordination: Vienna Institute of Demography, Vienna). Leader of Working Package

  • 2005 – 2006: Research funding by the European Union Commission for the project "Job Instability and Family Transitions" (J.I.F.T.), Director of the German part of the project (Coordination: University of Rome "La Sapienza"). Project Member

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Advisory positions (selection):

  • Member of the Scientific Council Institut Nationale des Etudes Démographiques (INED), since 2014

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Swiss Center of Expertise in Social Sciences – FORS, since 2012

  • Book Editor of the European Journal of Population, 2010 – 2014

  • President of the Evaluation Commission of the Institut Nationale des Etudes Démographiques (INED) for the AERES, 2014

  • Expert evaluator for the Directorate General for research and Innovation of the European Commission, 2012

  • LIVES representative for Population Europe

  • Expert Advisor for the Population Europe Network

  • External expert for the Swiss National Research Foundation, 2011

Professional membership (past and present)

  • Member of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

  • Member of the Population Association of America (PAA)

  • Member of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)

  • Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

  • Member of the German Sociological Association – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DFG)

  • Member of the Demography Co-ordination Group – Gruppo di cordinamento per la demografia (GCD)

  • Member of the Italian Statistical Association – Societa’ Italiana di Statistica (SIS)

  • Research associate of the Rostock Centre for Demographic Change (RZDW)

  • Member of the Association de démographes de langue française (AIDELF)

Referee:

  • Referee for the Vrije Universiteit Brussel for the Research professorship program, 2010

  • Referee for the Open program of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO, 2010

  • Referee for the Austrian Academy of Science Postdoc scholarship awards, 2009

  • Referee for the London School of Economics STICERD New Researchers Award, 2009

  • Referee for the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service, 2008

  • Referee for the scientific journals: Journal of Marriage and the Family, Demography, Population Studies, Population Research and Policy Review, European Journal of Population, Demographic Research, Population, Genus, Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Journal of Population Research, European Sociological Review, International Sociology, Social Politics, Zeitschrift for Familienforschung, Population Development Review, American Journal of Sociology

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