Ana Pajvančić-Cizelj, PhD, received her bachelor, master and PhD degrees from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology. She is currently working as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellow at the University of Graz. Previously, she held the position of associate professor at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, where she led the courses on urban sociology, environmental sociology, and gender sociology. In 2017, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, supported by a scholarship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Ana is an urban sociologist and her research interests encompass urban policy, inter-urban networks, and gender aspects of urbanism. She published a book, Global Urban Processes (Mediterran Publishing, 2017), numerous articles in international and national scientific journals, and served as a guest editor for the journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. In addition to her membership in the Sociological Scientific Society of Serbia, she is a member of the International Sociological Association and the Regional Studies Association, actively participating in various international research networks such as Dimensions of Europe (University of Graz) and Gender- and Climate-just Cities and Urban Regions (ARL – Academy for Territorial Development in the Leibniz Association).

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