Dr. Manuela Boatcă (Freie Universität Berlin)
Manuela Boatcă (Ph.D. in sociology, 2002), teaches Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin and is a Research Fellow of desiguALdades.net, Freie Universität Berlin. Her research interests include world-systems analysis, sociology of development, gender and violence research, and postcolonial studies in historical-comparative perspective, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe and Latin America. She is author of “From Neoevolutionism to World-Systems Analysis. The Romanian Theory of ‘Forms without Substance’ in Light of Modern Debates on Social Change”, 2003, and co-editor of “Decolonizing European Sociology. Transdisciplinary Approaches“ (with Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez and Sérgio Costa), Aldershot: Ashgate 2010, as well as of “Global, multiple and postcolonial modernities” (with Willfried Spohn), Munich 2010.
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