Scientific Staff

Dr. Sofia Pagliarin
Phone: 0951/863-2790
Office: F-21/03.69
Speaking hour: Tuesday, 14-16 h

Dr. Sofia Pagliarin is Assistant Professor (‘Akademischer Rat’) at the Chair for the Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological Systems. She is an enthusiastic urban sociologist interested in cities and regions' environment and planning,  and in qualitative and comparative research methods. She has obtained her double doctoral degree in urban studies from Bicocca University of Milan (Italy) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) in 2014 (co-tutorship). Between 2016 and 2017 she worked as a post-doc researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) near Zurich. Dr. Pagliarin has been a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Governance of Innovative and Complex Technological Systems at University of Bamberg (Germany) before starting this position as Assistant Professor. Before working in academia, she worked as an employee in logistics in different companies in Italy and Spain. She also lived in Sweden and Turkey.


Dr. Pagliarin´s  main research interests and expertise are related to:

- urban sprawl and landscape transformations
- complexity informed perspectives and methods to study urban change
- territorial governance
- spatial planning systems and strategic spatial planning
- qualitative and set-theoretic comparative methods for the social sciences (qualitative  
  comparative analysis QCA as applied to urban environments)
- (urban) tourism studies


And also

- She has worked as a project coordinator in participatory map making processes for the cities of
  Padua and Rovigo (Italy) in cooperation with the European network USE-IT
- She is a contributor to the Slow Science movement