academic title
Prof. Dr.

Ana Cárdenas Tomažič

Research Interests

Social Theory, Capitalism Theory, Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, Critical Urban Theory/Studies, Global Social Inequalities, Labor and Labor Markets, Social Movements

Biography

Graduate in Sociology (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile-PUC); M.A. in European Political Studies (University of Heidelberg) and a PhD (FU Berlin, 2009). In Chile, researcher and head of various research projects of several international organizations and foundations (ILO, UNDP, GIZ and Böll Foundation), as well as Adjunct Professor at the Sociology Department of PUC and Assistant Professor at the Sociology Department of Universidad Diego Portales. In Germany, researcher at the Institute for Social Research Munich (ISF Munich) along with the South German Institute of Empirical Social Research (SINE Institute). Lecturer and researcher at the Departments of Sociology, University of Kassel and LMU Munich as well as lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Munich and Goethe University Frankfurt. From September 2022 onwards, member of the scientific committee and professor at the international postdoctoral program »Trans(in)disciplinarities« (Trans(in)disciplinariedades) of Unitierra (Manizales, Colombia) in cooperation with the PhD program in Social Sciences of Universidad Nacional de San Juan in Argentina. Alumna of the DAAD and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Visiting Scholar at the German Youth Institute, ISF Munich and the Sociology Department of the New School. Founder and member of the working group »Sustainable work – The socio-ecological transformation of the labor society,« DKN in Future Earth (2017-2018), along with three working groups on »Critical Thinking and Emancipatory Practices« of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO). As of 2016, she has also co-coordinated a research line in each of these working groups - the current one running until 2025. Since September 2022, co-founder and member of both the Commission of Reflections and Formation on Violence in Academia as well as the Protocol Commission against Violence in Academia of CLACSO. Elected member of the »Sociology as a Vocation« Commission of the German Sociological Association (DGS) (2023-2025).

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana and Camilo Navarro Oyarzún 2013: Redefiniendo límites, acortando distancias: el movimiento estudiantil en Chile (Redefining Boundaries, Reducing Distances: The Student Social Movement in Chile). Santiago de Chile: Heinrich Böll Foundation-RIL Editores.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2011: Mujeres y Prisión: Problemas y Necesidades de la Población Penitenciaria Femenina en Chile [Women and Prison in Chile]. Santiago de Chile: German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ)-Chilean Ministry of Justice - Institute for Social Science Research, Diego Portales University (ICSO).

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2010: Trabajo Penitenciario en Chile [Prison Labor in Chile]. Santiago de Chile: German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ)-Chilean Ministry of Justice - Institute for Social Science Research, Diego Portales University (ICSO).

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2010: Soziale Exklusion im chilenischen Arbeitsmarkt und die Integration der hochqualifizierten Erwerbstätigen: der Fall der TeleheimarbeiterInnen (Social Exclusion in the Chilean Labor Market and the Integration of Highly Qualified Workers: The Case of Teleworkers), PhD dissertation, Free University of Berlin (https://refubium.fu-berlin.de/handle/fub188/4873).

Garita, Nora, Beatriz, Schmukler, Patricia Botero, Ana Cárdenas Tomažič, and Nelly Ruiz Uribe (eds.) 2022: Pandemia y Transformaciones Pluricivilizatorias (Pandemics and Pluricivilizatory Transformations). Buenos Aires/Lima: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)/Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología (ALAS).

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana and Dasten Julián Vejar (eds.) 2021: Sociedad, Historia y Memoria: Autobiografías de Mujeres en los Estudios del Trabajo (Society, History, and Memory: Autobiographies of Women in Labor Studies), Buenos Aires/Lima: Latin American Sociological Association (ALAS)/The Latin American Council for Social Sciences (CLACSO).

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana and Ana María Yévenes) (eds.) (2018): Mujer(es), Familia(s) y Trabajo(s): Un Debate Internacional (Women, Families and Work: An International Debate). Buenos Aires: Editorial Teseo.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana, Felipe Link, and Joel Stillerman (eds.) 2012: ¿Qué significa el trabajo hoy? Cambios y Continuidades en una sociedad global (What does work mean today? Changes and continuities in a global society). Santiago de Chile: Catalonia.

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Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2023: Society and the Politics of Social (in)visibilization, Revista CoPaLa, Revista Conjeturas Sociológicas and Cuadernos Abiertos de Crítica y Coproducción, 7(1) (Special Issue on Social Justice: Entre la Vida y la Co-Creación): 176-225.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2022:. Global Labor Market Intermediaries: The Power of Leading Staffing Firms, Journal of Labor and Society 25: 449–486.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2022: Pandemia en la sociedad de la (in)visibilización (Pandemics in the (In)visibilization Society), in Nora Garita et al. (eds.), Pandemia y Transformaciones Pluricivilizatorias (Pandemics and Pluricivilizatory Transformations). Buenos Aires/Lima: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)/Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología (ALAS), 8-18.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana and Dasten Julián Vejar 2021: Mujeres, Movimientos Sociales y Estudios del Trabajo en la Sociedad Neoliberal (Women, Social Movements, and Labor Studies in the Neoliberal Society), in Ana Cárdenas Tomažič and Dasten Julián Vejar (eds.), Sociedad, Historia y Memoria: Autobiografías de Mujeres en los Estudios del Trabajo. Lima/Buenos Aires: Latin American Sociological Association (ALAS)/The Latin American Council for Social Sciences (CLACSO), 12-25.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana; Díaz Crovetto, G. and Julián, D. 2021: Emerging Problems and Topics in Latin American Labor Studies [Problemas y Temas Emergentes en el Estudio del Trabajo en América Latina] (Special Issue), Revista CUHSO 31(1).

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana and Alberto Bialakowsky 2020: Labor Mortification: The Biopolitics of Labor Markets (Mortificación Laboral: La Biopolítica de los Mercados Laborales), in Alberto Bialakowsky et al. (eds.), Intelecto Social, Procesos de Trabajo y Saber Colectivo. Buenos Aires: Teseo/CLACSO/Gino Germani Research Institute, 209-242.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2020: Notes on the (In)Visibilization Society (English version)/Notas sobre la Sociedad de la (In)Visibilización (Spanish version), Cuadernos de Crítica y Coproducción, 2(1): 58-68, 69-78.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2020: The Rise of the (In)Visibilization Society, REDLAE Research Notes, 3 (3): 4-8.

Jochum, G.; Barth, Th.; Brandl, S.; Cárdenas Tomažič, A.; Hofmeister, S.; Littig, B.; Matuschek, I.; Ulrich, S.; Warsewa, G. 2020, Nachhaltige Arbeit – Eine Forschungsagenda zur sozial-ökologischen Transformation der Arbeitsgesellschaft [Sustainable Work – A Research Agenda for the Socio-Ecological Transformation of the Working Society], Arbeit, 29(3): 1-15.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2019: Soziologisiert die Arbeitsmärkte! Beitrag zu einer Soziologie globaisierter Arbeitsmärkte (Sociologize the Labor Markets! Contribution to a Sociology of Globalized Labor Markets), in Nicole Burzan (ed.), Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen, DGS Conference Volume of the 39th Congress of the German Sociological Association (DGS). Göttingen: German Sociological Association, 1-9.

Antunes, Ricardo, Alberto Bialakowsky, Ana Cárdenas Tomažič, Luci Praun; Francisco Pucci, and Mariela Quiñones Montoro 2019: Introduction (Introducción), in Ricardo Antunes, Alberto Bialakowsky, Francisco Pucci, and Mariela Quiñones Montoro (eds.), Trabajo y Capitalismo. Relaciones y Colisiones Sociales. Buenos Aires: Teseo, 13-44.

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2024: The (in)visibilization society and its Prisons, opening speech at the Winter Congress of the German Network of Critical Law Student Groups (Winterkongress 2023/24 des Bundesarbeitskreis kritischer Juragruppen), the Faculty of Law at Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt a. M., Germany, January, 12.

2023: Urban bottoms and the (In)Visibilization of Social Groups, seminar “Global Cities as a Social Construct” (Prof. Terry Williams), Department of Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA, April 28 (via Zoom).

2023: The Politics of Social (In)Visibilization: Possibilities and Challenges for Feminist Movements, International Academic Panel, "Feminism and Women: Challenges of the XXI century". Institute of National Studies (IDEN), University of Panama, March 28 (via Zoom).

2022: (with N. Garita, B. Schmukler, P. Botero, and Ruiz Uribe), Desigualdades y Pandemia [Inequalities and Pandemics], 33rd Congress of the Latin American Sociological Association (ALAS), Mexico, August 15 (via Zoom).

2021: Female Incarceration and the (In)Visibilization Society, Seminar Race in America (Prof. Terry Williams), Department of Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA, October 19.

2021: Photography and Social (In)Visibilization, Seminar “The Ethnographic Field Methods Approach: Working with Communities” (Prof. Terry Williams), Department of Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA, October 13.

2021: The Allocation Conflict: Gender, Labor Markets, and Prison, RC32/RC10 Common Session: Gender, Democracy, and Latin America. IV ISA (Virtual) Forum of Sociology, Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 24 (via Zoom).

2020: Procesos de Trabajo y Mercados Laborales en la Sociedad de la (In)Visibilización (Labor Processes and Labor Markets in the (In)Visibilization Society), University of Tijuana/University Center of Sonora/International University Center of Toluca, Mexico, November 4 (via Zoom).

2020: Female Incarceration and (In)Visibilization Society, presentation given within the seminar “Race in America” (Prof. Terry Williams), Department of Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA, October 13 (via Zoom).

2020: La Emergencia de la Sociedad de la (in)Visibilización (The Rise of the (In)Visibilization Society, University of Valparaiso/Network for Latin American and European Political and Social Studies, Valparaiso, Chile, September 4 (via Zoom).

2019: Female Incarceration: The Political Regulation of Globalizing Labor Markets, Department of Sociology, The New School for Social Research, New York, USA, September 25.

2019: Globalización y el Proceso de Trabajo Académico: Tendencias y Desafíos de la Co-Producción Sociológica (Globalization and the Academic Labor Process: Trends and Challenges of the Sociological Co-Production). Permanent Seminar “Labor Process and Collective Intellect”/South-South Forum of Social Sciences, Gino Germani Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 7.

2019: Die Sozial-ökologische Transformation der Arbeitsgesellschaft (The Socio-Ecological Transformation of the Society of Work), Attac-Winter School, EineWeltHaus, Munich, Germany, February 9.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana and Claudio Llanos Reyes 2020: Ocho Puntos sobre Desempleo y Neoliberalismo: Una Historia de Fracasos (Eight Points on Unemployment and Neoliberalism: A History of Failure), in El Ciudadano, July 4.

Cárdenas Tomažič, Ana 2020: La Sociedad del Hambre (The Hunger Society), in Le Monde Diplomatique, May 20.

2023-2025: Co-Founder of the CLACSO Working Group “Emancipatory Practices, Commons, and Alterglobal and Decolonial Methodologies” and co-coordinator of its line of research “Co-Production, Producers, and Methods: Movements on the Social Intellect”, The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).

2019-2022: Co-Founder of the CLACSO Working Group “Emancipatory Practices and Decolonizing-Transformative Methodologies” and co-coordinator of its line of research “Producers, Methods, and Movements on the Social Intellect”, The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).

2016-2019 Co-Founder of the CLACSO Working Group “Critical Thought and Emancipatory Practices” and co-coordinator of its line of research “Knowledge Production, Capitalism, and Social Movements to the Social Intellect”, The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO).

2014-2015: “Staat, Unternehmen und Gender: ökonomische Nutzung menschlicher Arbeitsfähigkeit am Beispiel der Gefangenenarbeit in Lateinamerika und Europa” (State, Firms and Gender: Economic Use of Prison Labor in Latin America and Europe). Research Fellowship (Sonderforschungsstipendium), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Host research institute: Institute for Social Science Research ISF Munich.

2013–2014: Project Director and Researcher, research project “Trayectorias Laborales de la Clase-Media en Chile” (Labor Trajectories of the Lower Middle Class in Chile), Poverty and Inequality Department, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Santiago de Chile.

2011–2013: Project Director and Researcher, research project No. 11110420, “Trabajo y Maternidad: Estudio Biográfico-Interpretativo sobre la Articulación del Ámbito Laboral y Familiar en Mujeres con Hijos en la Primera Infancia” (Work and Maternity: A biographical-interpretative study on work-family balance among women with young children in early childhood), Chilean National Science Foundation Grant (FONDECYT).

2012: Project Director and Researcher, research project “Género y Poder: La División Sexual del Trabajo en Chile” (Gender and Power: The Sexual Division of Labor in Chile), Böll Foundation-ICSO (Institute for Social Science Research, Diego Portales University).

2011–2012: Project Director and Researcher, research project “Jóvenes y Política: El Caso del Movimiento Estudiantil en Chile” (Youth and Politics: The Case of the Student Movement in Chile), Böll Foundation-ICSO.

2010: Project Director and Researcher, research project “Diagnóstico de las Necesidades y Problemas de Grupos Vulnerables en las Cárceles de Mujeres en Chile” (Diagnosis of the Needs and Problems of Vulnerable Groups in Prisons for Women in Chile), German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ)-Chilean Ministry of Justice- ICSO).

2009: Project Director and Researcher, research project “Estrategias de Inversión en la Creación de Oportunidades de Empleo en la Cárcel” (Strategies of Investment Promotion for the Creation of Work Opportunities in Prison), German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ)-Chilean Ministry of Justice- ICSO).

2007–2008: Project Director and Researcher, research project “Jóvenes y Empleabilidad” (Youth and Employability), International Labour Organization in Santiago de Chile-Ford Foundation.

2004: Project Director and Researcher, research project “El Sujeto y la Transformación de las Condiciones de Trabajo en Chile: Elementos Empíricos y Teóricos para la Discusión” (The Subject and the Transformation of Working Conditions in Chile: Empirical and Theoretical Elements for Discussion). International Labour Organization (ILO) in Santiago de Chile.

1999: Co-Project Director and Researcher, research project “Políticas de Empleo e Institutionalidad Laboral en la Unión Europea y el Mercosur” (Employment Policies and Labor Institutions in the European Union and Mercosur), International Labour Organization (ILO) in Santiago de Chile.

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