Juliana Martinez-Franzoni is Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences, and Researcher at the Institute of Social Research, at the University of Costa Rica.
She earned her PhD degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
Dr. Martínez-Franzoni conducts research on comparative welfare systems in Latin America. During the past five years she led two key international research projects. The first depicted welfare regimes in 18 Latin America countries and included labor market and gender foundations of those respective regimes. The other closely examined welfare regimes performance filtered through multidimensional gender inequalities. Together with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Dr. Martinez-Franzoni is currently investigating the formation of universal social policies on the periphery. As part of her academic service, she serves as co-editor of the Global Poverty Series, a collaborative endeavor between ZED publications and CROP. Along with extensive funding from the Carolina Foundation, the Latin American Council for Social Science Research, and the British Academy, Dr. Martinez-Franzoni’s work has been awarded financial support from Fulbright´s Visiting Program for Central American Scholars, Kellog Institute for International Studies and other national and international resources.
Recent publications include “Welfare Regimes in Latin America: Capturing Constellations of Markets, Families and Policies” (Latin American Politics and Society, vol. 50, 2: 67-100); ¿Arañando bienestar? Trabajo remunerado, protección social y familias en América Central (CLACSO-CROP series); Domesticar la incertidumbre en América Latina: mercado laboral, política social y familias (Universidad de Costa Rica/ PNUD).