Profile Details

Name:  Darja Zavirsek

Email: darja.zavirsek@fsd.uni-lj.si

Position within Board of Directors and Terms of Serving: president of the East European sub-regional Association of the Schools of Social Work;   former chair of the International Project Committee and Katherine Kendal Award;

Affiliation and Position: Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Honorary Professor at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Social Sciences; Programme director if Indosow-International doctoral programme in social work and social policy.

Membership of organisations: member of International Advisory Boards of the Journals: International Social Work, International Journal of Social Welfare, Social Policy Journal, member of SWIN.

Educational Qualification/s: (Degrees): MA and Ph.D. in sociology

Languages written and spoken: English, German, Croatian, Slovenian

Interest Areas: Disability studies, Gender studies, Diversity studies in social work, Qualitative critical social work methods, History of Social Work

Current Activities: teaching at different universities in the western and Eastern Europe, research on social parenthood, international adoptions, disability rights, and women’s violence.