Xavier Bonal IGOPXavier Bonal is Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Special Professor of Education and International Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the director of the research group Globalisation, Education and Social Policies (GEPS) at the UAB and Coordinator of the GLOBED Project, an Erasmus Mundus Master on Education Policies for Global Development. He has been member of the EU Network of Experts in Social Sciences and Education (NESSE) and is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals of education policies and educational development. Professor Bonal has widely published in national and international journals and is the author of several books on sociology of education, education policy and globalisation, education and development. He has worked as a consultant for international organisations such as UNESCO, UNICEF, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe.


Comparative social policy, Comparative politics, State of Welfare, Gender



  1. An integral model of cultural reproduction: The case of China. Lu, Y., Scandurra, R. & Bonal, X.2021, (Accepted in press) In: Current Sociology. Research outputContribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review

  2. COVID‐19 school closures and cumulative disadvantage: Assessing the learning gap in formal, informal and non‐formal education. González, S. & Bonal, X.5 Dec 2021In: European Journal of Education. 564p. 607-622 16 p. Research outputContribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review.  https://doi.org/10.1177/09589287211055672

  3. Opting out of neighbourhood schools: The role of local education markets in student mobility. Scandurra, R.Zancajo, A. & Bonal, X.2021, (Accepted in press) In: Population, Space and Place.