About me


I’m Mar, 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’m interested in broad topics such as social stratification, with a particular focus on educational and health inequalities. In my research I use quantitative methods and (aim for) causal inference designs. You can learn more about my research here.

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 elDiario.es, Cadena SER, and RTVE, in Spain.

If you work on similar topics or are interested in my work, please do get in touch via email at mcanizares@poli.uned.es

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