Maria Tamboukou

Professor Maria Tamboukou

Professor

Feminist Studies

, School of Education and Communities

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.

Qualifications

  • BA, MA, PhD

Areas Of Interest

  • Philosophies and epistemologies in the social sciences
  • Feminist theories
  • Narrative analytics
  • Archival research
  • New materialism
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OVERVIEW

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. 

See Maria's personal website for a full list of research, publications, teaching and other research activities

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External roles

  • 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

Editorial activity

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  • 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
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Research positions and visits

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  • July 2010: Australian Academy of Humanities Visiting Fellow
  • 2006-2011: Erasmus Visiting Scholar, University of Peloponnese, Greece
  • October 2009: Visiting Scholar, Aristotle 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
  • 1999-2002: Visiting Research Fellow, King's College, London.
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CURRENT RESEARCH

Writing histories of the present is the central focus of Maria's work, currently configured as an assemblage of feminist genealogies:

Archival sites:

 

PUBLICATIONS

Conferences and talks given by Maria

FUNDING

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  • 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
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TEACHING MODULES

A full list of Undergraduate Modules and Research Supervision and Examination by Maria, including:

  • Social Theory: Classical and Contemporary Approaches, SY5008, Term A, module leader
  • Gender Studies, SC6013, Term B, module leader
  • Research and Dissertation, SC6000, module leader and supervisor
  • Constructions of Identity, SY4012, module leader