Email: javier.polavieja[AT]



The D-Lab

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 G. Polavieja


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, Labour Economics, International Migration, the Socio-Economic Review and Social Indicators Research, as well as in the leading Spanish academic journals in the social sciences. In 2015, he was appointed Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology.