I am currently deputy director at the Office for the fight against child poverty [Alto Comisionado para la lucha contra la pobreza infantil] of the Spanish government.
After completing my PhD I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED) in Barcelona, Spain; and as a Research Associate at the International and European Forum on Migration Research (FIERI) in Torino, Italy.
I hold a PhD from the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. My doctoral research combines social stratification, gender, and migration theories to explain labour market inequalities.
I also hold an MPhil degree with distinction in Sociology from the University of Cambridge, and a MSc degree in Social Research Methods, with a second concentration on Social Policy, from the Methodology Institute at the London School of Economics. I obtained my BA degree in Sociology at the University of Barcelona, and I have been an official student at the University of California Berkeley (US), the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the University of Essex (UK), and Pompeu Fabra University (ES). I have also worked as a research associate at the Migration Policy Centre in Florence, Italy; and as a junior researcher at the Institute of Childhood and the Urban World (CIIMU) in Barcelona, Spain.
Outside academia one of my main passions is to develop and produce documentary films. I have produced ‘Kursaal, la força de la gent’ (2017) [Kursaal, the strength of the people]*, and produced and co-written ‘Beirut, la vie en rose’ (2019) officially selected at DocsBarcelona (Barcelona, Spain), Red Sea International Film Festival (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Mostra Mundo Árabe (Sao Paulo, Brasil), Middle East Now (Florence, Italy) and Maui Film Festival (Maui, Hawaii, US).
*’Kursaal, la força de la gent’ full link (in Catalan): https://bit.ly/2NSv59T