Monica Barbovski

PhD (Universitatea 'Babes-Bolyai' din Cluj-Napoca)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Research of Children, Youth and Family, Masaryk University
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Monica likes to think of herself as a "mobile social researcher" at the intersection of sociology, social psychology, media studies, children's rights and research ethics. She is a fellow at the Institute for Research of Children, Youth and Family at Masaryk University, Brno (CZ) and an associated researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest.

Before relocating to Central Europe, she held another research position with the Centre for Social and Educational Research (CSER-DIT) at Dublin Institute of Technology, on a project on children's right to play. Monica received her PhD in Sociology with a thesis on Social representations and discourses about online risks for children (2010). She was the national contact for Romania in the EU Kids Online project (2009-2014) and a member of the Romanian team in the Net Children Go Mobile project (2012-2014). 

To keep up with her work, visit her on her website, twitter @Moni_Barbovschi or

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Polyamory and the nanny state

Polyamory and the nanny state

Two days of polyamorous workshops should have been a welcome breather from the monogamy-saturated, couple-centric environment of Central Europe. Why, then, did it feel like an overly-protective daycare facility for adults?Read on »