Aina Tarabini
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Aina Tarabini is doctor in sociology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and senior lecturer in sociology of education at the same university. Since 2002 she is member of GEPS (Globalisation, Education and Social Policy) and since 2005 she is also member of IGEP (Interdiscipliary Group on Education Policies). Her doctoral thesis - finished in 2008- focuses on the analysis of the relations between education, poverty and development from a multiescalar perspective -global, national and local. Since then, the analysis of the relations between education, poverty and inequalities is one of her main areas of study.

Within GEPS, she has participated in numerous competitive research projects and she has published books and articles in prestigious journals both national and international. Likewise, she conducted several research stays in centres such as the Graduate School of Education at Bristol University or the Institute of Education at London University.

She teaches several undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to Sociology of Education, both in the Faculty of Political Sciencies and Sociology and in the Faculty of Education at UAB. In the meanwhile, she supervises students working in her areas of expertise.

Her research is concerned with social inequalities and their educational repercussions at three levels: actors’ subjectivities, educational practices and everyday actions; schools’ practices and pedagogical devices; educational policies and programmes. At the moment she is the principal investigator of the R+D Project: “ABJOVES. Early school leaving in Spain. An analysis of young people’s decisions, motivations and educational strategies" (

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