Associate Professor (Profesor Titular de Universidad)
Department of Sociology II
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Phone: (+34) 91 398 70 82
Research Specialities: Education, Migrations, Advanced Statistical Methods
I am an Associate Professor at UNED (Department of Sociology 2- Social Stratification) in Madrid (Spain). I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College, UK) and the Juan March Institute (Madrid, Spain). My research seeks to understand how migrant status determines educational and health outcomes among children of migrants and migrant children. More substantively my work deals with perinatal inequalities, cognitive and non-cognitve outcomes, educational careers and returns to education. I am interested in quantitative techniques and their methodological implications.
I am interested in the impact of migrant status on educational and health outcomes as well as in the mechanisms leading to social background disadvantage in both education and health.
My current research covers different branches of these overarching topics ranging from differences in perinatal health and early childhood educational differentials between migrants and natives, to the determinants of education-related international mobility and the migration of high skilled professionals.
I am also interested in research design and advanced statistical methods (hierarchical linear models more specifically). I regularly teach methods and techniques in a number of universities and research institutes.