Tiziana Nazio completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) where she was a research scientist in the GLOBALIFE project and the EU project FENICs; she was than Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics in Barcelona (Spain), Juan de la Cierva Fellow at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and Career Development Fellow at Oxford University and Nuffield College. She is currently a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Turin and Affiliate Fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Her research focuses on female employment and family formation in a comparative perspective; she has participated on a number of EU projects including “BETWIXT: Between integration and exclusion” (1998-2000), “FENICs” (2000-2003) and “WORKCARE” (2005-2008). She was principal investigator of the ESRC funded project “Are Storks Striking for a Contract Renewal? Childbirth under changing employment, family and welfare arrangements” (2006-08) at Nuffield College, Oxford University.