Otto Gerdina, Teaching Assistant

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  •   Otto Gerdina, Teaching Assistant
    Contact:
    Phone: +386 1 58 05 311
    Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@anidreg.otto
    Office Hours:

    Room:
    CJM/P
    Courses:
    Expert sphere:
    Sociology of ageing
    Intimate partner violence in old age
    Old-age social exclusion
  • Otto Gerdina
    otto.gerdina@fdv.uni-lj.si
    Kardeljeva ploščad 4
    1000 Ljubljana
    Slovenia
     
    Education
    MS: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences (June 2017)
    Thesis: “Intimate Partner Violence Among the Elderly”
    Discipline: Sociology
    Advisor: Prof. Tanja Rener, PhD

    BS: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences (September 2015)
    Thesis: “Social Imaginaries and Evaluation of the Real Power
    of the Aged in Slovenia”
    Discipline: Sociology
    Advisors: Prof. Tanja Rener, PhD and Prof. Samo Uhan, PhD

    ACADEMIC TITLES
    ▪ Teaching assistant and assistant-researcher at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

    Honors and Awards
    ▪ The Recognition of Potential (Slovene Sociological Association, 2018)
    The Recognition of Potential is given to early career sociologists that have shown exceptional sociological potential in their work-related achievements.

    ▪ University Prešeren Award (University of Ljubljana, 2017)
    The University Prešeren Award is the highest award of the University of Ljubljana and its members (faculty and academics) for the work and achievements of students during their studies.

    ▪ Exceptional Achievements Award (University of Ljubljana, 2016)
    The exceptional achievements award is given to the graduate of the undergraduate/graduate program if he has met all study requirements without reiteration, discontinuance or taking an extra year with the highest average grade in all subjects at the university level.

    ▪ The Recognition of Merit (Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Ljubljana, 2015)
    The Recognition of Merit is given to the graduate of the undergraduate/graduate program if he has met all study requirements without reiteration, discontinuance or taking an extra year with the highest average grade in all subjects at the faculty level.

    ▪ City of Ljubljana Scholarship (Municipality of Ljubljana, 2015–17)
    The City of Ljubljana scholarships are given on a competitive basis to students with exceptional achievements that have a permanent residence in Ljubljana.

    ▪ Zois Scholarship (Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, 2013–15)
    Zois scholarships are awarded as an incentive for achieving exceptional achievements on the competitive basis. They are awarded in the fields of knowledge, research, development, and art.

    Research Experience
    ▪ Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (2017 to present)
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana                                                             
    Young researcher
    Advisor: Slavko Kurdija, PhD
    Position description (current work obligations):
    ● preparation of the research tools, survey management, cross-national survey implementation, monitoring fieldwork dynamic, data analysis
    ● writing and presenting scientific papers (articles, reports, etc.)
    ● working with translation team (verifying translations of social survey’s questionnaires)
    ● leading smaller research projects (e.g. on political participation of the older people)
    ● regularly fulfilling study obligations on an enrolled doctoral program
    ● working on a PhD project (e.g. on old-age social exclusion)
    ● qualitative analysis, implementation of exploratory design, presenting findings

    ▪ ‘Mobbing and Ousting of the Elderly Employees in Slovene Daily Press (2019)
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenian Union of Journalists and OPRO, institute for applicative studies
    Skills and competencies acquired:
    ● quantitative and qualitative content analysis
    ● understanding of Slovene legislation regarding mobbing
    ● organization of a public forum

    ▪ ‘Intimate Partner Violence Among the Elderly’ (MA Thesis, 2016/17)
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana                                                             
    Advisors: Prof. Tanja Rener, PhD and Prof. Samo Uhan, PhD
    Skills and competencies acquired:
    ● good knowledge of grounded theory methodology
    ● experiences with sequential explanatory research design
    ● running an independent research project

    ▪ ‘E-care’ (Intervention-based pilot research project, 2016)
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
    Skills and competencies acquired:
    ● understanding functions of codes, coding, and analytic memo writing
    ● familiarity with qualitative data collection and an analytic process

    ▪ ‘Co-creation Sessions with Elderly in Slovenia’ (Pilot research project, 2015)
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
    Skills and competencies acquired:
    ● understanding of purposive sampling
    ● being well-versed in preparation and conduction of a focus group sessions
    ● familiarity with qualitative data analysis
    ● being adroit in writing scientific reports
    ● acquaintance with basic visual presentations of the data (e.g. line, pie, bar chart)
     
    ▪ ‘Collection of Good Practices on Non-monetary Measures in the Area of Women and Poverty’ (2015)
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
    Skills and competencies acquired:
    ● having detailed insight in the use of non-monetary poverty indicators
    ● being able to evaluate methodological tools for gathering data on poverty
    ● having an eye for identifying good practices
    ● being adroit in writing a national scientific reports and policy recommendations

    ▪ ‘Faculties of Social Sciences Today and Tomorrow: The Quality of University Education in Social Sciences 
    from the Perspective of Sociology Students’ (2015)
    SocioKlub and Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
    Skills and competencies acquired:
    ● being autonomous in performing academic research
    (e.g. designing a qualitative study)
    ● having moderate knowledge of thematic data analysis
    ● being able to present findings at symposiums or other academic conferences
    ● have experiences in synthesizing and contextualizing findings in the form of a (peer review) book chapter

    ▪ ‘Social Imaginaries and Evaluation of the Real Power of the Aged in Slovenia’ (BA Thesis, 2015)
    Skills and competencies acquired:
    ● proficiency in interdisciplinary approach to studying complex social phenomena
    ● mastering basic statistical literacy (understanding and critical evaluation of statistical data)
    ● being able to autonomously use programs for quantitative data analysis (e.g. Nesstar, Microsoft Excel)

    Teaching Experience
    ▪ Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (October 2019 to present)
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Andragogy
    Educational Gerontology (course holder Prof. Marjan Hočevar), an MA course, covering the basic socio-gerontological concepts and an andragogical model of adult learning.

    ▪ Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana           October 2017 to August 2019
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
    Introduction to Sociology (course holder Prof. Nives Ličen), an undergraduate course covering the basic sociological concepts and methodological approaches, their analytical understanding and introducing the sociological way of thinking (imagination).

    ▪ Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana          October 2015 to January 2016
    Junior Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology
    Introduction to Sociology (course holder Prof. Marjan Hočevar), an undergraduate course averaging 200 students per semester, covering the basic sociological concepts and methodological approaches, their analytical understanding and introducing the sociological way of thinking (imagination).

    Professional Training
     
    ▪ Workshops
    Advanced Qualitative Research with Nvivo
    Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, 16. 7. – 20. 7. 2018
     
    EndNote
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 18. 4. 2018

    Law and Ethics When Dealing with Empirical Data
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 11. 4. 2018
     
    Dealing with research data and open access
    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, 12. 1. 2016

    Professional Service

    ▪ Symposium Chair (C) or Co-Chair (CC)
    ● GERDINA, Otto (C). ‘Depictions of Aging & Old Age in the Media’ (accepted). Porto Alegre: IV ISA Forum of Sociology (July 14-18, 2020)
    ● TORRES Sandra (C) in Otto GERDINA (CC). ‘Media Representations of Aging, Old Age & Elder Care: The Lens that Social Exclusion and Ageism Can Offer’ (accepted). Gothenburg: IAGG-ER 2019 (25. 5. 2019)
    ● GERDINA Otto (C). ‘The Fight For’. Bohinj: Annual Slovene Sociologist Association Symposium. (25. 10. 2014.)

    Languages
     Slovenian: Native Language
     English: Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Cambridge Assessment English, June 2016

    Membership in Professional Societies
    ● ROSEnet PhD Forum (ROSEnet COST ACTION CA 15122) (2018 – present)
    ● Working Group on Civic Exclusion (ROSEnet COST ACTION CA 15122) (2018 –Present)
    ● International Sociologist Association (2019–Present)
    ● Slovene Sociologist Association (2017–Present)
    ● European Sociologist Association (2015–Present)

    Citizenship
    ● Slovenia
  • 2019
    1. GERDINA, Otto. Družbena za skrb za stare. Dita : revija za življenje z diabetesom. jun. 2019, letn. 24, št. 3, str. 34, fotogr. ISSN 1318-6922. [COBISS.SI-ID 36202077]
    2. GERDINA, Otto, TORRES, Sandra. Media representations of old age in Slovenia : what the old-age exclusion lens offers. In: Europe and beyond : boundaries, barriers and belonging. [S. l.]: European Sociological Association (ESA), 2019. https://www.conftool.pro/esa2019/index.php?page=browseSessions&form_session=1929#paperID1083. [COBISS.SI-ID 36288349]
    3. GERDINA, Otto. Medijske reprezentacije socialne izključenosti v starosti v časovni perspektivi. In: IGNJATOVIĆ, Miroljub (ed.), KANJUO-MRČELA, Aleksandra (ed.), KUHAR, Roman (ed.). Znanost in družbe prihodnosti. 1. natis. Ljubljana: Slovensko sociološko društvo, 2019. Str. 134-137. ISBN 978-961-94302-3-1. [COBISS.SI-ID 36430429]
    4. ŠVAB, Alenka, GERDINA, Otto, et al. Odrinjena stara ogledala : medijske reprezentacije starosti in trpinčenje starejših v novinarskem poklicu : raziskovalno poročilo. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, 2019. 33 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 36231005]
    5. ŠVAB, Alenka (discussant), GERDINA, Otto (discussant), et al. Odrinjena stara ogledala : starostna diskriminacija in trpinčenje starih delavcev : javna razprava, Fakulteta za družbene vede, Ljubljana, 21. 6. 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 36231261]
    6. GERDINA, Otto. On and off the media agenda : how old-age exclusion is discussed in Slovenia? : presentation at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, Gothenburg, 23rd - 25th May 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 36162653]
    7. GERDINA, Otto. Stari in enaki? : depresija in žalost še nista senilnost. Dita : revija za življenje z diabetesom. apr. 2019, letn. 24, št. 2, str. 29, fotogr. ISSN 1318-6922. [COBISS.SI-ID 36118877]
    8. GERDINA, Otto, JOGAN, Maca, ŠVAB, Vesna, OŠLAJ, Borut, CICO, Sandra, ARNŠEK, Tatjana. Starost ni za mevže : o nasilju med in nad starimi. 1. natis. Ljubljana: OPRO, zavod za aplikativne študije, 2019. 113 str. Zbirka Opuščeni program. ISBN 978-961-94813-0-1. [COBISS.SI-ID 301917696]
    9. LESKOŠEK, Vesna (discussant), LUNAČEK, Matjaž (discussant), GERDINA, Otto (discussant). Starost ni za mevže ali o nasilju med in na starimi : predstavitev knjige in pogovor v organizaciji OPRO, zavod za aplikativne študije, koprodukciji Zavod EN-KNAP, MOL, Revija Dita, v okviru Bralnice Španski borci, Ljubljana, 10. 10. 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 5219429]

    2018
    10. BEAUVOIR, Simone de, GERDINA, Otto (editor). Starost.1, Stališče zunanjosti. 1. natis. Ljubljana: OPRO, zavod za aplikativne študije, 2018. 322 str. ISBN 978-961-94287-7-1. [COBISS.SI-ID 297596160]
    11. ĆETKOVIĆ, Frančiška (discussant), LUKAN, Tinca (discussant), BOLJKA, Urban (discussant), GERDINA, Otto (discussant, other). Upokojenci in študentje kot dejavniki sprememb : okrogla miza z diskusijo z občinstvom v organizaciji OPRO, zavod za aplikativne študije, koprodukcija Zavod EN-KNAP, MOL, v okviru Bralnice Španski borci, Ljubljana, 12. 4. 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 5090149]
    12. BOLJKA, Urban (discussant), RENER, Tanja (discussant), GERDINA, Otto (discussant, other). Usoda tržnega dna : predstavitev knjige v organizaciji OPRO, zavod za aplikativne študije, koprodukciji Zavod EN-KNAP, MOL, v okviru Bralnice Španski borci, Ljubljana, 11. 10. 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 5085029]
    13. OGULIN, Anita (discussant), VONČINA, Marjan (discussant), BOLJKA, Urban (discussant), STRNAD, Simona (discussant), GERDINA, Otto (discussant, other). UTD: z ali brez socialne države? : okrogla miza z diskusijo z občinstvom v organizaciji OPRO, zavod za aplikativne študije, koprodukcija Zavod EN-KNAP, MOL, v okviru Bralnice Španski borci, Ljubljana, 7. 6. 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 5089893]

    2017
    14. PIRTOŠEK, Zvezdan (discussant), LUKIČ-ZLOBEC, Štefanija (discussant), MALI, Jana (discussant), STRGAR, Simon (discussant), GERDINA, Otto (discussant, other). Etika in demenca : med varnostjo in svobodo : okrogla miza v ciklu pogovorov v Španskih borcih v soorganizaciji Zavod Opuščeni program, Ljubljana, 6. 4. 2017. [COBISS.SI-ID 4786021]
    15. TORNSTAM, Lars. Gerotranscendenca : razvojna teorija o dobrem staranju. 1. elektronska izd. Ljubljana: OPRO, zavod za aplikativne študije, 2017. ISBN 978-961-94287-1-9. https://www.biblos.si/isbn/9789619428719. [COBISS.SI-ID 293329664]
    16. TORNSTAM, Lars, GERDINA, Otto (editor, author of introduction, etc.). Gerotranscendenca : razvojna teorija o dobrem staranju. Ljubljana: Opro, zavod za aplikativne študije, 2017. 194 str., graf. prikazi, tabele. ISBN 978-961-94287-0-2. [COBISS.SI-ID 291750144]
    17. GERDINA, Otto. Infantilizacija kot način podrejenja starih. In: IGNJATOVIĆ, Miroljub (ed.). Sociološka imaginacija kot potencial družbenih sprememb v 21. stoletju : zbornik povzetkov. Slovensko sociološko srečanje 2017, 28.-30. september 2017, Otočec. Ljubljana: Slovensko sociološko društvo, 2017. Str. 20. ISBN 978-961-90202-9-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 35212637]
    18. GERDINA, Otto. Moški : spregledane žrtve partnerskega nasilja v kasnejših letih. In: IGNJATOVIĆ, Miroljub (ed.). Sociološka imaginacija kot potencial družbenih sprememb v 21. stoletju : zbornik povzetkov. Slovensko sociološko srečanje 2017, 28.-30. september 2017, Otočec. Ljubljana: Slovensko sociološko društvo, 2017. Str. 33. ISBN 978-961-90202-9-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 35208285]
    19. GERDINA, Otto. Partnersko nasilje med starimi : magistrsko delo. Ljubljana: [O. Gerdina], 2017. 127 str. http://dk.fdv.uni-lj.si/magistrska_dela_2/pdfs/mb22_gerdina-otto.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 35069789]
    award: Prešernova nagrada UL, 2017
    20. GERDINA, Otto. Partnersko nasilje med starimi : predavanje na Gimnaziji Ledina, Ljubljana, 20. 12. 2017. [COBISS.SI-ID 35387229]
    21. PETROVČIČ, Andraž, KAVČIČ, Matic, ŠETINC, Mojca, MRZEL, Maja, GERDINA, Otto, TUŠ, Anja, DOLNIČAR, Vesna. Poročilo o rezultatih intervencijske pilotne raziskave E-oskrba - pomoč na daljavo. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, Center za družboslovno informatiko, 2017. [114] str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 34745693]
    22. KOŽUH-NOVAK, Mateja (discussant), FLAKER, Vito (discussant), SOBOČAN, Breda (discussant), GERDINA, Otto (discussant, other). Skriti prezir do šibkosti : individualna in institucionalna infantilizacija starih : okrogla miza v ciklu pogovorov v Španskih borcih v soorganizaciji Zavod Opuščeni program, Ljubljana, 2. 2. 2017. [COBISS.SI-ID 4785765]
    23. GERDINA, Otto (interviewee). Starim ljudem vrniti dostojanstvo. Ljubljana : glasilo Mestne občine Ljubljana. dec. 2017, letn. 22, št. 5/6, str. 58, fotogr. ISSN 1318-797X. [COBISS.SI-ID 35398493]
    24. GERDINA, Otto. Strgane nogavice, pa kaj?. In: GERDINA, Otto (ed.), TORNSTAM, Lars. Gerotranscendenca : razvojna teorija o dobrem staranju. Ljubljana: Opro, zavod za aplikativne študije, 2017. Str. 180-192. ISBN 978-961-94287-0-2. [COBISS.SI-ID 35334749]

    2016
    25. GERDINA, Otto, NOVAK, Jure. Fakultete za družbene vede danes in jutri : kakovost univerzitetnega izobraževanja v družboslovju z vidika študentov in študentk sociologije. In: KALIN GOLOB, Monika (ed.). Odgovornost za razvoj družboslovja : deset let prenovljenih programov Fakultete za družbene vede. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede, 2016. Str. 225-242. Knjižna zbirka Stičišča. ISBN 978-961-235-781-8. [COBISS.SI-ID 34065757]
    26. GERDINA, Otto. Teorija o gerotranscendenci : predstavitev alternativnega pogleda na starost in njegovih implikacij. In: ROŽMAN, Sara (ed.), KOGOVŠEK, Tina (ed.). Različni obrazi migracij : zbornik povzetkov. Ljubljana: Slovensko sociološko društvo, 2016. Str. 19. ISBN 978-961-90202-7-2. [COBISS.SI-ID 35208029]

    2015
    27. GERDINA, Otto, DOLNIČAR, Vesna. Co-creation sessions with elderly in Slovenia : report. Ljubljana: [Faculty of Social Sciences], 2015. 16 str., ilustr. [COBISS.SI-ID 34745949]
    28. GERDINA, Otto. Perpetuum Iuvenile. Razpotja : revija humanistov Goriške. pom. 2015, letn. 6, št. 19, str. 4-7, ilustr. ISSN 2232-2582. [COBISS.SI-ID 286281216]
    29. GERDINA, Otto. Sebastijan Pregelj: Kronika pozabljanja : Založba Goga, 2014; 184 str. Razpotja : revija humanistov Goriške. zima 2015/2016, letn. 6, št. 22, str. 60-61. ISSN 2232-2582. [COBISS.SI-ID 21330482]
    30. GERDINA, Otto. Socialni imaginariji in poskus ocene realne moči stare populacije v Sloveniji : diplomsko delo. Ljubljana: [O. Gerdina], 2015. 52 str. http://dk.fdv.uni-lj.si/diplomska_dela_1/pdfs/mb11_gerdina-otto.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 33602909] STSM: Short Term Scientific Mission at Uppsala University (Sweeden) – Academic visit of Sandra Torres (30. 3. – 6. 4. 2019) funded by COST ACTION (CA 15122).

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