Associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. Doctor in Sociology from the same university, She graduated in social education, completed a degree in pedagogy and held a Master degree in sociological research from the UAB. She worked on the design and implementation of socio-educative intervention projects with families at risk of social exclusion in the Raval neighborhood, Barcelona. She is a research member from the Grupo Interuniversitario Copolis “Bienestar, Social Control". Her research is focused: on social exclusion, poverty, protest represion, social control, gender, families and single parenthood.