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Javier G. Polavieja

Email: javier.polavieja[AT]



Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Department of Social Sciences

Building 18, Office 18.2.C.03

C/Madrid 135, 28903 Getafe, Madrid, Spain

Tel: +(34) 91 624 8940


Javier Polavieja (Oxford University PhD in Sociology, 2001) is Banco Santander Professor of Sociology and Director of the Discrimination & Inequality Lab, the D-Lab, at the Department of Social Sciences, University Carlos III of Madrid. 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, Social Forces, Socio-Economic Review, Labour Economics, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, International Migration, and Social Indicators Research, as well as in the leading Spanish academic journals in the social sciences. He has been the recipient of 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). In 2015, he was appointed Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology.

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