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Javier Polavieja (Oxford University PhD in Sociology, 2001) is Research Professor and Director of the D-Lab at the Institute of Public Goods & Policies, Spanish National Research Council (IPP-CSIC), as well as elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology. His main fields of research are social stratification, political sociology and migration research. His work has been published in leading international journals including, amongst others, the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, European Sociological Review, Socio-Economic Review, Social Forces, International Migration Review, Labour Economics, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, Social Indicators Research, and International Migration, as well as in the leading Spanish academic journals in the social sciences.

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Professor Polavieja has also made several contributions in edited volumes published, amongst others, by Ashgate, Edward Elgar, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. He is the author of Estables y Precarios: Desregulación Laboral y Estratificación Social en España (Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2003) and co-editor (with Markus Gangl, Lucinda Platt and Herman van de Werfhorst) of The Oxford Handbook of Social Stratification. Polavieja has held academic positions at Nuffield College, Oxford, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Juan March Institute, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC), IMDEA Social Sciences Institute, and the Department of Social Sciences at Carlos III University of Madrid. He has also held honorary affiliations to the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER, University of Essex), the Institute of Education (IoE,  University of London), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE) and the Institute of Economics, Carlos III University of Madrid. Professor Polavieja is currently a member of the editorial boards of European Sociological Review and Social Forces, as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM). His work has received several international awards, including the European Academy of Sociology Best Paper Award (2014),  the Robert K. Merton Award in Analytical Sociology (2014) and the European Sociological Review Best Paper Award (2019). 

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