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Mariya Stoilova London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Mariya Stoilova is a postdoctoral research officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). With a strong focus on multi-method analyses, psychosocial research approaches, and policy and practice development, her research covers the areas of digital technologies, well-being and family support, social change and transformations of intimate life, and citizenship and social inequalities. Some of the research projects she has been recently involved in include “Maximising children’s online opportunities and minimising risks” (LSE Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund, 2016-2017), “Global Kids Online” (2015-2016, WeProtect and UNICEF); an evaluation of the “Separated Parenting Information Programme” (SPIP Plus; 2013-2014, CAFCASS); “Living apart together: a multi-method analysis” (2011-2013, ESRC), “Gendered citizenship in multicultural Europe” (FEMCIT; 2007-2011, EU), and “Gender and generation: women’s experiences of the transition from socialism in Bulgaria” (2004-2008, ORSAS and Open Society). Her most recent publications comprise a number of solo and co-authored articles, books, and chapters, including “Constructions, reconstructions and deconstructions of ‘family’ amongst people who live apart together (LATs)” (British Journal of Sociology, 2017, Vol. 68/1), “Global Kids Online: researching children’s rights in a global digital age” (Global Studies of Childhood, Vol. 6/4), Reproducing Citizens: Family, State and Civil Society (2016, Routledge), “Living apart: relationships in contemporary Europe” (Sociology, 2015, vol. 48/6), and “Mind the gap: gender inequality in post-socialist Bulgaria” (edited by Sabrina Ramet and Christine Hassenstab, 2015, Gender (In)equality in Post-Socialist Southeastern Europe).