socio-economic development and socio-economic inequalities, social inclusion of various social groups, gender economic inequalities and feminist economics, gender-based violence, socio-economic strategies of households and socio-economic transition of Serbia and the region, development and migrations of populations, gendered aspects of migration, social integration of migrants
Marija Babović got her degrees in socioogy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, including a PhD in 2005. She has worked at the Department of Sociology since 1996. She teaches Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Basics of Economic Sociology to undergraduates, at master studies level participates in courses within the Sustainable Development Studies module, and in PhD studies is in charge of the area Socio-Economic Transitions. Her main field of expertise and research is the broad area of socio-economic development, with a special focus on gender relations and gender inequalities. She is a member of the Sociological Association of Serbia and Montenegro, European Sociological Association. She is the president of SeCons – Development Initiative Group, a non-governmental organization active in applied social research, policy analysis and advocacy for change oriented toward sustainable development and reduction of inequalities. She is among the founding members of European Network against Poverty – Serbia, and representative of the Network at the European Network against Poverty – Europe. She has been engaged by numerous international organizations, such as UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, ILO, IOM, OSCE and others. She has been principal investigator or team member in dozens of social research studies, including five waves of studies of socio-economic strategies of Serbian households (2000–2018), pioneering studies on women entrepreneurs in Serbia, violence against women in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, socio-economic status of rural women in Serbia etc.
Babovic, M. 2018. Gender and Economic Inequalities: Trends in Feminist Economics and Sociology at the Centre and Semi-Periphery of the Global Knowledge Production System. Sociologija, Vol. 60, No. 1: 11-34.
Babovic, M, Velickovic, K, Stefanovic, S, Todorovic, N, Vracevic, M. 2018. Socialna uključenost starijih osoba (65+) u Srbiji. Beograd: Crveni krst Srbije.
Bataglini, E and Babovic, M. 2015. Nature and culture in territorialisation processes. Challenges and insights from a case study in Serbia. in: Dessain, J, Horlings, L, Battaglini, E. (eds.) Cultural sustainability and regional development: Theories and practices of territorialisation, Routledge, London, pp: 59-72.
Babovic, M. 2015. Gender Aspects of Life Course in Serbia Seen through MICS Data, UNICEF, Belgrade.
Babovic, M. 2015. Teorijski i metodološki pristupi u proučavanju strukturnog, i direktnog nasilja. Sociologija, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp: 331-352.
Babovic, M, Vukovic, D. 2015. Shaping Social Policies in the Western Balkans: Legal and Institutional Changes in the Context of Globalization and Post-socialist Transformation. in: Margo Thomas and Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic (eds.) Public Policy Making in the Western Balkans: Case Studies of Networks, Actors and Coalitions. London: Springer Publishers, pp: 17-43.
Babovic, M. 2012. Polazna studija o preduzetništvu žena u Srbiji. UN Women.
Babović, M. (ur.). 2011. Socijalno uključivanje: koncepti, stanje, politike. Beograd: ISI FF i SeConS.
Babović, M. 2010. Rodne ekonomske nejednakosti u komparativnoj perspektivi. Beograd: ISI FF i SeConS.
Babović, M. 2009. Post-socijalistička transformacija i socio-ekonomske strategije domaćinstava i pojedinaca u Srbiji. Beograd: ISI FF.
Babović, M, Vuković, O. 2008. Seoske žene u statusu pomažućih članova poljoprivrednih domaćinstva: položaj, uloge i socijalna prava. Beograd: UNDP.
Babović, M. 2007. Položaj žene na tržištu rada u Srbiji. Beograd: UNDP.
Babovic, M, Pesic, J, Stanojevic, D. 2016. The Culture of Political Clientelism – values and norms underpinning clientelistic relations and practices in Serbia, conference The New Challenges of the Sociological Imagination (in honor of Charles Wright Mills), 25.11.2016, Skopje, North Macedonia.
Babovic, M. 2015. Changes in households’ economic strategies in Serbia 2003-2012: economic action during periods of growth and recession, conference „Freedom & Necessity: Class Differences, Lifestyles and Coping Strategies in the Times of Economic Crisis, October 3rd and 4th, 2015, Split, Croatia.
Babović, M. 2013. Promene u ekonomskim strategijama domaćinstava u Srbiji 2003-2012: ekonomsko delanje pripadnika različitih društvenih slojeva u uslovima rasta i recesije“, u Lazić, M, Cvejić, S. (ur.) Promene osnovnih struktura društva Sribje u periodu ubrzane transformacije, Beograd ISI FF, str: 99-118.
Babovic, M. 2013. Gendered access to natural, economic, social and cultural resources in Serbia’, in Rural resilience and vulnerability: The rural as locus of solidarity and conflict in times of crisis, e-proceedings of the XXV Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, 29 July – 1 August, 2013, Florence, Italy, Laboratorio di studi rurali SISMONDI, Pisa, pp: 133-134.
Babovic, M. 2013. ‘Transformational problems of agricultural cooperatives in South-East Serbia’, in Cooperatives and Social Enterprises in Europe and in Transitional Contexts, The Sociological Association of Serbia and Montenegro, The Institute for Sociological Research, University of Belgrade, conference proceedings, Belgrade, pp: 87-94.
Babović, M. 2012. “Novo prilagođavanje: ekonomske strategije društvenih slojeva u Srbiji u periodu ekonomske krize“, Marinković, D, Šljukić, S (ur.), Promene u društvenoj strukturi i pokretljivosti, Odsek za sociologiju Filozofski fakultet Univerzitet u Novom Sadu, Novi Sad, 2012, str: 202-221.
Babović, M. 2010. ‘Rodne nejednakosti na tržištu rada u Srbiji’ u Arandarenko et al. (ur) Ekonomsko-socijalna struktura Srbije: učinak prve decenije tranzicije, Naučno društvo ekonomista, Beograd: 429-442.
Babović, M. 2009. „Rural Women in Status of Family Helpers in Serbia – problems of Social Exclusion“, Integrating Differences: Human Rights, Social Inclusion And Social Cohesion In The Balkans On Its Road To The EU, стране: 16-17, Еуро Балкан Институт, Скопље.