Mar C. Espadafor

Postdoctoral Researcher at UNED


Dpt. of Sociology II,

Room 202 Obispo Trejo, 2

Madrid, Spain 28040

I am a quantitative sociologist from Almería (Spain), one of the sunniest cities in Europe. I got my PhD at the European University Institute (Florence) and now I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNED (Madrid) working in the Horizon Europe project MapIneq.

I am broadly interested in inequalities: how these are transmitted through generations or through different institutional configurations. In my research I use quantitative methods and (aim for) causal inference designs.

Given my interdisciplinary background, I am also interested in how historical and contemporary states and the rule of law can shape or produce (if any) inequalities. For example, I am developing a project which looks at the consequences of women’s reproductive rights, and other which explores the impact of state building decisions in the aftermath of a civil conflict.

I also have a keen interest on policy analysis. I’m a Junior Fellow of Future Policy Lab (FPL), a recently-created think tank whose aim is to shape the public debate in Spain on some of the most pressing issues of our time. My research has been featured in, Cadena SER, and RTVE, in Spain.

If you work on similar topics or are interested in my work, please do get in touch!!