Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve


I was born in Innsbruck, have an adult son and am living in the USA and Austria. I have a

background in Political Science, Women’s Studies and Romanistics (Italian) from the

University of Innsbruck and hold a PhD in Political Science from there. Since 2018 I am

associated with the University of Central Florida: before that I held a position at the

University of New Orleans and long term appointments at research institutions in Austria.

As (co)author and editor I published several books. Among those are: Familienpolitik –

nationale und internationale Perspektiven (Family Policies – National and International

Perspectives) (2009), Väter im Abseits (Fathers Aside) (2007), and Mutterschaft im

Patriarchat (Motherhood in Patriarchy) (2004, 2014). Recently I released the new book The

End of the Nuclear Family. Capitalism, Love and the State (in German 2018, second edition)

which will soon be available in English and Italian. Furthermore I have published numerous

articles, give lectures in Europe and North America and am involved in numerous

international networks. I was also cofounder of the online Journal Boomerang. Journal of

Critique on Patriarchy. My scientific focus is: Politics and Reproduction, Motherhood,

Fatherhood, Family and Population Policies, European Welfare State, Gender and Political

Theory, Theory on Civilization and Women in Islam.