Mariam Irene Tazi-Preve, born in Innsbruck, Austria, social scientist, is a civilization theorist with a visionary view and teaches at the University of Central Florida, previously University of New Orleans. She has many years of research experience in Vienna at the largest research institutions (Austrian Academy of Science, University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute). She has been a visiting professor at the City University of London, the Australian National University in Canberra and the Universitat Pampeu Fabra in Barcelona.
Her areas of specialization are political theory and women’s studies, politics and reproduction, the European welfare state and civilization theory She is the author and co-author and editor of several books and numerous academic articles, including “Motherhood in Patriarchy”, “Fathers on the Sidelines” and “Family Politics”. She was co-founder of “Bumerang. Journal for Critique on Patriarchy”. Mariam’s most recent book “The Failure of the Nuclear Family” was published in 2017 (2nd ed. 2018). She is a speaker in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia and involved in numerous international networks (Network of Societies of Peace, Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, The Gift Economy Network, American Political Science Association, etc.).