Morena Tartari

Morena Tartari


Sint-Jacobstraat 2
2000 Antwerpen, BEL

Morena Tartari is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow (MSCA-Individual Fellowship).

Her 'STRESS-Mums: Study on Transition and Exclusion in Society of Single-Mums' project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 843976.

STRESS-Mums project focuses on single mothers’ everyday strategies and social practices to claim inclusion and to negotiate - or not negotiate - the dominant definition of family and parenthood proposed by institutions and professionals and the less legitimated definitions of lone parents and their families.

Adopting the sociological approach of Institutional Ethnography (IE) as a method, the study collects data in different EU countries (Belgium, Italy, Spain and the UK).

She is an Associate Researcher at the CRFR-Centre for Research and Families and Relationships based at the University of Edinburgh. Since January until May 2020, she was a visiting research fellow at the School of Social and Political Science of the University of Edinburgh.

Morena Tartari completed her PhD in Sociology in 2012 at the University of Padua, Italy.

Former visiting scholar at the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology at the University of Alberta, Canada.

Former Contract Lecturer-in-charge of Sociology, Sociology of Communication, Sociology of Cultural Processes, Health and Sociology at the University of Padua, Italy.

Scientific affiliations: ISA (RC32, RC14, RC07 and WG06), ESA (RN 20, 29, 33), SSSP (Divisions: Social Problems Theory, Institutional ethnography, Teaching Social Problems), AIS-Associazione Italiana di Sociologia (Sections: 'Everyday life', ‘Cultural Processes and Institutions’, ‘Sociological Theories and Social Transformations’, 'Gender Studies' ), Institutional Ethnography Nordic Network.

From September 2020, she is a member of the 'Policy' Working Group of the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA).

From July 2020, she is chair of the Ad hoc Committee for Transnational Initiatives of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

In 2020, with Prof. May-Linda Magnussen (Agder University) she founded the European Network of Institutional Ethnographers (with a dedicated Facebook group). 

With May-Linda Magnussen, Dr Tartari is the coordinator of the Institutional Ethnography Research Stream at the 2021 ESA Conference in Barcelona (Spain).


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Bijzonder academisch personeel

  • postdoctoraal bursaal