Sofia is a lively urban sociologist interested in cities and regions’ environment and planning, and in qualitative and comparative research methods. She has obtained a double doctoral degree in urban studies from Bicocca University of Milan (Italy) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in 2014.
Between 2016 and 2017 she worked as a post-doc researcher within the CONCUR project at the Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL) near Zurich. She is now a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological Systems at University of Bamberg (Germany). Before working in academia, she worked as an employee in logistics in different companies in Italy and Spain for about 5 years.
Her main research interests are urban studies, landscape transformations and urban sprawl, strategic spatial planning, (urban) tourism studies, and qualitative and set-theoretic comparative methods for the social sciences.
Sofia Pagliarin mainly contributes through the articles/posts in the “Slow Interviews” column. The “Slow Interviews” are conceived, written and reviewed by Sofia Pagliarin, as one of the collaborators of the Slow Science network. The publication and the content of each interview, in one or multiple posts, are discussed, reviewed and reciprocally agreed through a cooperative dialogue and effort taking place between Sofia Pagliarin, the interviewee(s) and some other members of the network.
These interviews have the aim to enrich the topics and debates that are central to the network, and are conceived to be in direct dialogue with the course on the critical analysis of academia and academic production organised annually by the Slow Science network: https://slowscience.be/our-doctoral-school/. They add to our understanding through adding different points of view, and are not intended to replace the topics and debates dealt with during the course. Interviewees are academics or informants that have experience and/or knowledge on a particular topic, and who are not necessarily related to either the Slow Science Network or the course.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the “Slow Interviews” articles and blog posts are those of the authors and respondents and do not necessarily reflect an official policy or position of the Slow Science network.