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Visiting Scholars

Academic Year 2017-2018


Tanja Collavo

Tanja is an advanced PhD student at Said Business School, Oxford University, supervised by Marc Ventresca. She is visiting Stanford for a couple of months, hosted by the SCANCOR group and PACS. She works on intermediary organizations that support social entrepreneurs and enterprises by creating and managing networks of heterogeneous stakeholders and resource providers. She's interested in the actions and dynamics present in these intermediary organizations and in how managing networks has provided them with the power to influence the social entrepreneurship field in England.

Jens Jungblut

Jens is a postdoctoral research fellow at SCANCOR & the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Prior to that he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of the thematic area "Governance and Organization" at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) at the University of Kassel. Jens received his PhD from the University of Oslo.

Ravit Mizrahi-Shtelman

Ravit’s research bridges a number of disciplines, including sociology, education and organizations. Ravit focuses on theories such as world society theory and the institutional theory, examining diverse topics like globalization and glocalization, professionalized agency, translation and sensemaking.

Marjaana Rautalin

Marjaana, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland. Her research centers on global and transnational sociology, as well as sociology of education.


Gonzalo Valdés

Gonzalo (Stanford MA '14, PhD '17) is a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Work, Technology and Organization (WTO) in Stanford's Department of Management Science and Engineering (MS&E).  His research interests are within the realms of Organizational theory/behavior, Innovation systems, Technology management, and Institutional theory.




weekly meetings on Mondays at 1:00pm PST (Zoom link: please e-mail for password)


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in SOC 311A / EDUC 387, "Workshop: Comparative Studies of Educational and Political Systems"