Katharina WesolowskiTitle: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Phone: +46 19 303543
About Katharina Wesolowski
Katharina Wesolowski has a PhD in Sociology from Uppsala University (defended April 2015) through a cooperation with the Baltic and East European Graduate School at Södertörn University.
After my defence I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (Stockholm University) for around two years. From September 2017 to July 2019 I worked as a lecturer on a temporary position and taught mainly on courses in quantitative methods at the Department of Sociology at Uppsala University. From July 2019 to July 2020 I had the position as Director of Studies on bachelor and master level at the department. I started working as a lecturer in Sociology at Örebro University 1 September 2020.
In my thesis “Maybe baby? Reproductive behaviour, fertility intentions, and family policies in post-communist countries, with a special focus on Ukraine” I studied different aspects of reproductive behaviour on the international, national, and local levels in post-communist countries via four specific studies. Since my defence I have published articles as sole author and working papers in cooperation with demographers from Stockholm University. For example, we studied the link between family policies and individuals´ childbearing decisions to investigate how family policies might influence the family formation process of individuals. To do that we combined macro-level data on family policies with individual-level data on fertility intentions and childbearing. We are also working on chapters for edited books on family/pension policies and population policies.