European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Javier Polavieja

Institute for Public Goods & Policies
Spanish National Research Council
C./ Albasanz, 26, 28037 Madrid


Prof. Dr. Javier Polavieja

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology

2014 Distinguished Publication Prize winner of the EAS.

Javier Polavieja (Oxford University PhD in Sociology, 2001) is Research Professor at the Institute for Public Goods & Policies, Spanish National Research Council (IPP-CSIC), where he directs the Discrimination & Inequality Lab (D-Lab). 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, Socio-Economic Review, Social Forces, International Migration Review, Labour Economics, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, Social Indicators Research, and International Migration, as well as in the leading Spanish academic journals in the social sciences. Professor Polavieja has also made several contributions in edited volumes published, amongst others, by Ashgate, Edward Elgar, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press, and he is the author of Estables y Precarios: Desregulación Laboral y Estratificación Social en España (Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 2003). Polavieja has held academic positions at Nuffield College, Oxford, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Juan March Institute, the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC), the IMDEA Social Sciences Institute, and  Carlos III University of Madrid, where he held the Banco Santander Permanent Chair of Excellence in Sociology (2013-2023). He has also held honorary affiliations to the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER, University of Essex), the Institute of Education (IoE,  University of London), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (GSE) and the Institute of Economics at Carlos III University. Professor Polavieja is currently a member of the editorial boards of the European Sociological Review and  Social Forces, as well as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM). His work has received several international awards, including the Robert K. Merton Award in Analytical Sociology (2014) and the European Sociological Review Best Paper Award (2019).