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Barbara Hobson

Professor in Sociology with focus on Comparative Gender Studies

Barbara Hobson holds a chair in Sociology with a specialization in comparative gender studies.  Her general research area is in political sociology, including the subfields of Citizenship and Welfare Regimes; Social Movements; Recognition and Diversity.  She has been a coordinator and partner in several international research projects. For the past five years,she has been researcher leader in FP6 Network of Excellence: Applying Sen's Capabilities and agency framework to  gender, work and welfare states and coordinator for a European Science Foundation project: The Changing Relationship between work, welfare and gender equality in Europe: Developing a capabilities approach to transitions using quantitative and qualitative cross-national comparison between and within European countries.

Her current research project builds upon earlier projects and research on gender, diversity and citizenship: Do Welfare Regimes Matter: Migration and care/domestic work in two institutional contexts: Sweden and Spain, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2012-2014.

She is a founding editor and a current editor of Social Politics: International Studies of Gender, State and Society, an Oxford University Press journal ranked in the ISI (1.58)





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