Marie Valentova


  • 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval



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Research summary

Marie Valentova is a research fellow at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER, formerly CEPS/INSTEAD). She holds PhD in Sociology from the Masaryk University and the Advanced Master in European Social Policy Analysis (MESPA) from the Tilburg University (NL) and the Bath University (UK).  She is a member the Network of International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research. She also acted as a country member of the Expert’s Forum of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) and an independent expert in the Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion and Assessment in Social Inclusion. She has led and contributed to various externally funded research and policy-oriented projects, both at the EU as well as the national level.  Her current research interests include: social policy analyses and evaluation, reconciliation of family and paid work, integration and perception of immigrants and social cohesion. Her research papers were published in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as: Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Work Employment and Society, International Review of Sociology, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Social Indicators Research, Survey Research Methods, Journal of Social Policy etc.


English – fluent, Czech – native, French – very good, Luxembourgish - intermediate        


Computer skills: Word, Excel, SPSS, STATA, Power Point, Atlas, intermediate: MPLUS

Other Work Experience:

2015-present:   country representative of Luxembourg at the the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP) UNECE

2015-present:   country representative of Luxembourg at the International Network of Leave Policies and Related Research

2013–2016:      alternate member of the Expert’s Forum of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).

2011-2016:       Country expert – Luxembourg at Peer Review in Social Protection and Social Inclusion and Assessment in Social Inclusion, www.peer-review-

2009-2013:      Visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Applied Social Studies, Slovenia, PhD workshop: The Methods of Triangulation. Subjective and Objective Social Indicators.

2007-2010:      Member of the Methodology group of the European Value Study (EVS) network : responsible for the accoss-time validation of the Master questionnaires (waves 1990 and 1999); coordination of the translation process for the vawe 2009 in 47 participation parties using online platform. Directly collaborating with EVS national representatives in 47 countries, GESIS Cologne,  the Gallup Europe and the Tilburg university. 

2007-2015:      Unpaid Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.


International Sociological Association, European Sociological Association, Social Policy Association, International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research.


Socio-Economic Review (Oxford Academic)

Social Policy and Society (Cambridge University Press)

Journal of Social Policy (Cambridge University Press)

Social Inidicators Research (Springer)

Czech Sociological Review

International Journal of Sociology of the Family

Civil Society Journal

Journal of Gender, rovné příležitosti a výzkum (Gender, equal opportunities and research) Sociologický Ústav Akademie ČR (Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic)

Data a výzkum – SDA Info [Data and Research – SDA Info]

Ashgate Publishing Limited, Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain



Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Masaryk University


Sociology, Master, European Social Policy Analysis (MESPA), Tilburg University


Sociology, Bachelor, Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Masaryk University


External positions

Assistant Professor, International Master in Social Policy Analysis (IMPALLA), CEPS/INSTEAD


Full-time researcher granted by the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Czech Republic. , Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs (VUPSV)


Marketing researcher in a marketing and public opinion agency, AVE CZ odpadové hospodářství, s.r.o.


Student assistant at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University


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