Marta Kahancová

Marta Kahancová

Founder and Managing Director:
  • PhD University of Amsterdam (2007)
Research areas:
  • Caring Societies, New Forms of Work, Inequalities and Vulnerabilities, Welfare and Labour Policy, Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining

Marta Kahancová is the co-founder and managing director of CELSI and an associate professor in public policy at Comenius University, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia. Her research interests are in industrial relations, precarious and non-standard work, new forms of work and undeclared work, trade unions and collective bargaining and integration of persons with disabilities to the labour market. She has led many international research projects, actively participated in international conferences, seminars and collaborative work. She also serves as an expert for the European Commission and the European Labour Authority, supporting the European Centre of Expertise in Labour Markets and Employment Policies, and the European Platform for Tackling Undeclared Work. She has published in international peer-reviewed journals in Industrial Relations, Sociology and Human Resource Management. Prior to her current position, Marta was a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary (2009-2010), a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany (2007-2008) and a lecturer at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007-2008). She earned her PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation ‘Making the Most of Diversity. Social Interaction and Employment Practices in a Multinational Firm’ studied why work practices of the same firm differ across Western and Eastern European subsidiaries, focusing on the social foundations of workplace employment practices. In 2009, this dissertation won the award Best dissertation in Sociology in the Netherlands in 2007-2008 by the Netherlands Sociology Association.

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