Curriculum Vitae

Born in Tirana, Albania, I started my academic career at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I am now a Professor of Labour Sociology and Social Policy and Research Director of the Discipline of Sociology and Social Policy at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Among others, I am also an Adjunct Professorial Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research and an Honorary Fellow of the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), in Wiesbaden Germany

My research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) the career and intergenerational penalties of disruptive events such as unemployment, joblessness and casual employment; (2) precarious jobs and work-family dynamics; (3) the application and innovation of quantitative methods. My work has appeared in various outlets including Human Relations, Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Social Forces and other journals. I have held various visiting positions including positions at the University of Madison Wisconsin over the period between 2010 and 2012 and at the University of Oxford (Nuffield College) in 2017. Over my career, I have directed Master's Programs and taught various courses at undergraduate, graduate and PhD levels on both quantitative as well as substantive topics.

Since 2024, I serve as an Editor of the Social Science Research journal. Between 2019-2023, I also served as a Deputy Editor of the journal Gender & Society (#2 journal in Women's studies). 

A detailed CV can be found HERE.