Smiljka Tomanović completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade by defending her doctoral dissertation in 1996. She has worked at the Department of Sociology since 1993, from 2011 as Full Professor. Her areas of teaching and research are Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Youth, Sociology of Childhood and qualitative methods. She has done research for almost thirty years and has participated in a large number of national and international research projects, and as researcher or consultant in numerous academic and applied/policy projects, as well as in writing up strategic documents, in cooperation with a host of governmental and international organizations (WB, UNICEF, Save the Children, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, etc.), and with the civil society sector. She has been member of the Pool of European Youth Researcher partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the area of youth policies, and currently is part of the COST Action CA17114YOUNG-IN. She is a member of the European Sociological Association RN13 Families and Intimate Lives and RN30 Youth and Generation. She has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, Durham University, University of London, Central European University, Ljubljana University, University College London, holding public lectures and seminars. She has published 7 authored and co-authored books, and numerous articles in domestic and international journals, including 7 referred in Web of Science (WoS).