January 1, 2018

Keynote Speakers

PD dr. Hermann DÜLMER

Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (ISS), University of Cologne

Research topics: Sociological methodology and data analysis (multilevel analysis, ML SEM, factorial survey), comparative value research, electoral research.


Professor Bogdan VOICU

Romanian Academy of Sciences, Research Institute for Quality of Life,  member of the Romanian Group for the Study of Social Values and Romanian Election Studies.

Main interest fields: social change, social values, sociology of education, international migration.


Professor Cosima RUGHINIȘ

Department of Sociology, University of Bucharest
I study social classification, social construction of human kinds, and models of human nature across scientific and popular media, focusing on (re)presenting femininity, and production of human types and human nature in health controversies surrounding vaccination (such as the “vaccine-damaged child”) and homeopathy.

Professor David VOAS

Head of Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education University College London
David Voas uses survey data to study religious change and value change in modern societies, the intergenerational transmission of religion and values, and attitudes of and towards ethno-religious minorities. He is on the executive committee of the European Values Study and is co-director of British Religion in Numbers (www.brin.ac.uk), an online centre for British data on religion that has received recognition as a British Academy Research Project.

Professor José Luis MOLINA

José Luis Molina is associate professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain. He is an economic anthropologist interested in the emergence of socioeconomic structures, like migrant enclaves and transnational fields. Molina is interested in mixed method approaches, combining ethnography and personal network analysis. He is interested in Southeast Europe, and Romania in particular. Currently, he is the president of the Research Ethics Committee of the UAB, co-PI with Miranda Lubbers of the research project “The Role of Social Transnational Fields in the Emergence, Maintenance and Decay of Ethnic and Demographic Enclaves” (ORBITS), and co-editor of the REDES-Revista Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales.

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