Our new entry is by Petteri Eerola on responsible fatherhood in Finland. Dr. Petteri Eerola, PhD (education), MA (sociology), is postdoctoral research fellow at Tampere University, Finland, and honorary research fellow at University College London. He gained his PhD at the University of Jyväskylä in 2015. His research focuses on fatherhood, parenting, families and family life. His recent publications include ‘How to unravel conceptualizations of “in/equality” in early childhood education and childcare system?’ (in Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2019, with M. Paananen, K. Repo and M. Alasuutari), ‘Rationalizing early childhood education and care in the local context: A case study of Finnish municipalities’ (in The Policies of Childcare and Early Childhood Education: Does Equal Access Matter?, in press, with M. Alasuutari, K. Karila, A. Kuukka and A. Siippainen), ‘Fathers’ narratives on support and agency: a case study of fathers in a Finnish child welfare NGO’ (in Nordic Social Work Research, 2017, with J. Mykkänen, H. Forsberg and L. Autonen-Vaaraniemi); ‘Finland’ (in Father Involvement in the Early Years. An International Comparison of Policy and Practice, 2016, with J. Huttunen) and ‘Paternal masculinities in early fatherhood: dominant and counter narratives by Finnish first-time fathers’ (in Journal of Family Issues, 2015, with J. Mykkänen).read more
Inga Laß is our August Guest blogger. Inga Laß is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. She holds a PhD in Sociology from Bielefeld University. Her research focuses on the interplay between employment, individual well-being and family life. Her work has recently been published in the European Sociological Review, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Social Indicators Research. In her blog post she discuss the intensity of family-work conflict and the type of employment contract in Australian families.read more
Our guest blogger of July is Agnieszka Król from Jagiellonian University Medical College (Poland). In her post, she discusses reproductive justice and disability in Poland. She focuses on disability and motherhood, reproductive autonomy and experiences of motherhood of women with disabilities.
Agnieszka is sociologist currently working at Jagiellonian University and engaged within the Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED). Her main scientific interests are located in the fields of disability, family and sexuality studies as well as social inequalities. Recently, she has co-author book on queer kinship “In different voices. Families of choice in Poland” (2017).
Our guest bloggers of March are Rosalina Pisco Costa and María Suárez Gómez from University of Evora, Portugal. They discuss how families shape food practices of Portuguese millennials.
Rosalina Pisco Costa is Assistant Professor of Sociology and María Suárez Gómez is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences, University of Évora, Portugal.
Guest blogger of February – “Criminalizing” Marriage Migration and Home Space as Confinement in Asia by Sohoon Yi
Our guest blogger of February is Sohoon Yi from Rice University. In her post, she discusses criminalization of marriage migrants in South Korea, their vulnerability in the context of increasing immigration surveillance. Sohoon uncovers how discourses on gender and nationalism are used in criminalization of marriage migrants.
Sohoon Yi is Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies at Rice University, USA. She is a sociologist and an ethnographer whose research interest is migrant subjectivity at the intersection of gender, immigration laws, precarious labor, and informal market. Her research broadly examines the construction of the informal sphere by the exclusionary laws and policies as well as the migrants’ relationship with the border in temporary migration programs. You can find more about Sohoon hereread more
Guest blogger – Overview of the Research on Productive Engagement among Older adults in Asia – by Pei-Chun Ko
Pei-Chun Ko is our guest blogger of January 2019. We are delighted that she accepted our invitation and became the first blogger of the renewed Guest Blogger Section. In her post, she traces her academic path in the research on ageing and family and summarizes the...read more
Beginning of 2019 marks the restart of a brilliant feature of the RC06 website, the Guest Bloggers Section. What is the motivation behind this? First, to boost the visibility of the RC06 and to spread out the research results, experiences and insights within and...read more
Our long-time RC06 member and friend, Anja Steinbach, is our guest blogger of December. Anja shares with us her research insights on intergenerational relations in migrant and stefamilies. And what a pressing issue to discuss as we end 2015. Please leave your comments...read more
The local organizer of the Rc06 seminar in Dublin, Michael Rush, is our guest blogger this month. Michael, Tony, and their team organized an outstanding event for our community and we are thrilled to share this post with our members. Please leave your comments and...read more
We have a special treat this month, our previous board (2006-2014) left us a wonderful farewell post. Thank you, Rudolf, Rudy, and Ria for all your dedication, hard work, and inspiration! Rudolf Richter, former President (2006-2014) As a kind of farewell I encourage...read more
The organizer of our last CFR seminar in Vilnius, Irena Juozeliuniene, is our guest blogger of September. Irena organized with Jan Trost two CFR seminars in Lithuania (1993 & 2013), exploring different but related themes. She has been a member of our committee since...read more
We are very, very, very excited about this month's guest blogger. We invited our colleague Filiz Baloglu, from Istanbul, to write about the recent popular uprising in Turkey and its significance for family studies. Here is her thoughtful and interesting contribution....read more
Guest blogger of May – “A report of three RC06/CFR family conferences in Taiwan: 1992, 2003, 2013” by Chin-Chun Yi
Our guest blogger of May is Dr. Chin-Chun Yi, the organizer of our last seminar in Taiwan. Dr. Yi is a research fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota (1981). Dr....read more
Our first guest blogger of 2013 is a widely known member of our community: Professor Jan Trost. Jan is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Uppsala University, Sweden. He was President of the committee from 1986 to 1994, and is now our honorary President. Jan is...read more
Here is a Xmas treat for our members: our December guest blogger is Prof. Dr. Wilfried Dumon, a well-known scholar in the sociology of family. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Together with a few others, he was present at the cradle of...read more
Guest blogger of September: “Things are not what they seem – even in the family” by Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun
Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun, a PhD (Sociology) from the New York University, is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Her research interests include family, citizenship and immigration, social inequalities, public...read more
Bárbara Barbosa Neves is our May guest blogger. Bárbara is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Technical University of Lisbon in Portugal (ISCSP-UTL). She is also a research fellow at the Centre for Public Administration & Policies. You can find her here....read more
We are very pleased to have Professor Susan McDaniel as our March guest blogger. Susan is Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Global Population & Life Course, Prentice Research Chair, Professor of Sociology, and the Director of the Prentice Institute in Global...read more
We start 2012 with a stimulating blog post by our president, Rudolf Richter. Besides being the president of this committee, Rudolf is a Professor of sociology at the University of Vienna, Austria. Don't forget to comment and leave your feedback. Happy New Year! One...read more
Guest blogger – “Reconstruction of the Intimate and Public Spheres in a Global Perspective” by Emiko Ochiai
After the enormous success of our first guest blogger, we are back with a guest blogger for November. We skipped October because it was an extraordinarily busy month for all the CFR family, after our annual seminar in Japan. Emiko Ochiai, the chair of the CFR Kyoto...read more
Today we start a new feature: the monthly guest blogger. Every month we’ll have an invited blogger to write about research or news in the field of sociology of family. The goal is to keep our website dynamic, and to promote more sharing and discussion among our...read more