Lecturer:

·      Structuring syllabus/modules; 

·      Preparing, writing and presenting lectures; 

·      Providing academic support to the students; 

·      Providing pastoral support to the students;

·     Doing other departmental academic and/or administrative work. 


    Researcher:

·     Designing and planning research projects; 

·     Doing literature reviews and synthesising data; 

·     Doing one-to-one interviews, life-stories and participant observation; 

·     Planning, designing and transcribing interviews; 

·     Constructing a data base (SPSS), doing quantitative descriptive analyses and doing parametric and non-parametric tests; coding, analysing and synthesising qualitative data; 

·     Writing papers and intermediate and final research reports; 

·     Preparing for/doing oral presentations in conferences/seminars; 

·     Data analyses for social sciences with MaxQDA, ATLAS.ti, and SPSS. 

2017-2018: Post-doctoral research fellow, in the project "TRANSRIGHTS - Gender citizenship and sexual rights in Europe: Transgender lives from a transnational perspective", under the supervision of Dr. Sofia Aboim, at ICS-UL (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon); Lisbon, Portugal

 

2014-2016: Lecturer, within the department of sociology), at the Faculty of Arts, Soran University; Soran, Iraqi Kurdistan

 

2012-2013: Research Associate, in the project: “Breast Cancer Genetics; a qualitative study of health beliefs, disease risk, ancestry and identity”, under the supervision of Dr Sahra Gibbon, within UCL Anthropology, London, UK

 

2007-2008: Research Assistant, in the project: “Work, family, gender equality and social policies – European transformations in a comparative perspective”, under the supervision of Professor Anália Torres, within CIES-IUL (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology), at the University Institute of Lisbon; Lisbon, Portugal

  

""Inside/out": Researching Young Adults' Sexuality in a(n) (un)familiar space. A reflexive approach", in Andrew King, Ana Santos and Isabel Crowhurst (ed.), Sexualities Research: Critical Interjections, Diverse Methodologies and Practical Applications, New York, Routledge (2017)

 

“Gender, work and family: balancing central dimensions in individuals’ lives”; with Anália Torres and Diana Maciel, Sociologia online, n.º 2, April, 2011 http://revista.aps.pt/cms/files/artigos_pdf/ART4dc283b2a4084.pdf 

 

My research interests include: gender; family, intimacy and personal lives; the life course; qualitative methodologies; social theory, particularly the interconnections between agency and structure; and Middle Eastern and Kurdish from a Social Science’s perspective.

Social Theory

Gender and Society

Sociology of Family 

Sociology of Globalization

Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to Social Sciences’ Methodology

PhD scholarship, from FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology), with the project: “Young people’s intimate paths into adulthood”, under the supervision of Professor Anália Torres, within CIES-IUL, (Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology), at the University Institute of Lisbon; Lisbon, Portugal

Hill Collins, Patricia and Sima Bilge, (2016), “Intersectionality”, Polity Press: Cambridge, in International Sociology, September 2018, http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0268580918791974d 


Nordqvist, Petra, and Carol Smart, (2014), “Relative Strangers: Family Life, Genes and Donor Conception”, New York, Palgrave MacMillan, inNetwork: The Magazine of the British sociological association, Summer 2014, www.britsoc.co.uk

“Young people’s intimate paths into adulthood”, PhD Dissertation, 2014, ISCTE-IUL; under the supervision of Professor Anália Torres; Lisbon, Portugal.  

 

“Breast Cancer Genetics; a qualitative study of health beliefs, disease risk, ancestry and identity” - Report from the questionnaire; under the supervision of Dr. Sahra Gibbon, 2013; UCL Anthropology, London, UK.

 

“Work, family, gender equality and social policies – European transformations in a comparative perspective” – Final Report; with Anália Torres and Diana Maciel, 2008, CIES, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal. 

 

“From my first kiss to my first child: intimate paths to teenage motherhood”; MA thesis, 2006, ISCTE-IUL; under the supervision of Professor Anália Torres; Lisbon, Portugal.

 

 “A question of honour: a study about honour and shame in gipsy society”; Degree thesis, 2002, FCSH-UNL; under the supervision of Professor José Gabriel Pereira Bastos; Lisbon, Portugal.

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