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Ioana Sendroiu

Ioana Sendroiu is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her work investigates how actors define and navigate insecurity and uncertainty. Drawing on political sociology, the sociology of law, and cultural sociology, she focuses on how insecure statuses, unsettled moments, or uncertain contexts are understood by individuals and shape the malleability of social structures.

Her research on insecure statuses focuses on experiences of stigma and discrimination, whether in workplace harassment or among marginalized minorities. In studying uncertainty, she focuses on how actors navigate shifting contexts like the Arab Spring, or unsettled moments such as post-war transitions. Relying on a range of methods from inductive, qualitative coding to hierarchical modeling, she has published articles in PoeticsEthnic and Racial Studies, and Law & Social Inquiry.

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