Professor Maria Tamboukou
Professor of Feminist Studies
Maria Tamboukou is Professor of Feminist Studies at the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work and teaches at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Her research interests are in the philosophies of social sciences, feminist theories, narrative and archival research methods and studies in neo-materialism.
Maria Tamboukou (BA, MA, PhD) is Professor of Feminist Studies at the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work, University of East London, UK. She has held visiting research positions in a number of institutions and is currently Affiliated Professor in Gender Studies at Linnaeus University Sweden, Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Educational Research at Griffith University, Australia and member of the Scientific Board of the 'Hannah Arendt Centre for Political Studies' at the University of Verona, Italy. Maria's research activity develops in the areas of philosophies and epistemologies in the social sciences, feminist theories, narrative analytics and archival research. She is the author of 7 monographs, 2 co-authored books, 3 co-edited volumes on research methods and more than 80 articles and book chapters. Writing histories of the present is the central focus of her work, currently configured as an assemblage of feminist genealogies.
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Affiliated Professor in Gender Studies at Linnaeus University Sweden
Adjunct Professor, Institute for Educational Research at Griffith University, Australia
Member of the Scientific Board of the 'Hannah Arendt' Centre for Political Studies at the University of Verona, Italy.
2012-present Co-editor, Gender and Education
2014-present Editorial Board, Qualitative Research Journal
2010-present International Advisory Board, fe journal: feminist critique
2006-2012 Editorial Board, Gender and Education
2014-present: Member of the scientific committee of the book series at the ETS Edizioni, based in Pisa, Italy.
Reviewer of book proposals for Macmillan, Palgrave, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Reviewer for a number of journals, including Body and Society, British Journal of Sociology, Critical Studies in Education, Cultural Economy, Discourse, Emotion, Space and Society, European Journal of Women’s Studies, Gender and Education, History of Education, Feminist Psychology, International Journal of Critical Psychology, Journal of Education Policy, Sociology, Polity, Qualitative Research, Subjectivity, Theory, Culture and Society.
Research positions and visits
July 2010: Australian Academy of Humanities Visiting Fellow
2006-2011: Erasmus Visiting Scholar, University of Peloponese, Greece
October 2009: Visiting Scholar, Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki, Greece
May 2006: Visiting Scholar, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
April 2006: Visiting Scholar, University of Victoria, Australia
March 2006: Visiting Scholar, Boston College, USA
October 2003: Visiting Scholar, University of Natal, South Africa
1999-2002: Visiting Research Fellow, King’s College, London.
Writing histories of the present is the central focus of Maria's work, currently configured as an assemblage of feminist genealogies:
Archival site: Nomadic Narratives
New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter' (2014-present)
2018-2019, Leverhulme Research Fellowship: ‘Revisiting the Nomadic Subject’, [RF-2018-212\8], £54,248
2014-2018. European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research, COST Action IS1307 (New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship On 'How Matter comes to Matter!), management committee member, travel and meeting grants, £1,600.
2012-2013, British Academy Small Research Grant, Educating the Seamstress: Women Workers’ Contribution to the cultural life of the twentieth century [SG112079], PI, £5,000
July 2010, Australian Academy of Humanities visiting fellowship: Building and exploring connections, commonalities, contradictions and boundaries within and between creative arts research and narrative inquiry, travel, meetings and subsistence grant, £3,000.
2003-2004: AHRB small grant for the research project ‘In the fold between art and life: a genealogy of women artists’. [B/SG/AN10693/APN17267], PI, £5,000
2003-2005: Methods in Dialogue ESRC seminar series grant with Molly Andrews, Corinne Squire and Phil Cohen, (co-investigator), £12,000
New Materialism: Networking European scholarship, COST ACTION IS1307
Nordic Circle: Narrative and Memory
International Auto/biography Association
- Feminist Theories
- Philosophies and Epistemologies in the Social Sciences
- New Materialism