Women have been essential agents in scientific progress, despite the many barriers they have had to overcome throughout history. Their active participation has been fundamental to the discovery of new knowledge and the resolution of complex problems, contributing to the scientific and technological development of the world. Their perseverance, creativity and dedication have opened new doors, defying stereotypes and inspiring future generations of women scientists.

We present to you the women researchers working at our institution, in the hope that they will serve as a source of inspiration for colleagues and students and encourage you to follow in their footsteps in the world of social sciences.

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Eva Anduiza IGOP

Eva Anduiza
Full Professor

Political behaviour, gender, parties, populism, extreme right, political attitudes, polls.



Merce Cortina IGOP

Mercè Cortina
Maria Zambrano

Governance and social movements, analysis of public policies, urban policies.


  • Davies, J.; Blanco, I., Bua, A., Chorianopoulus, I., Cortina-Oriol, M., Gaynor, N., Gleeson, B., Griggs, S., Hamel, P., Henderson, H., Howarth, D., Keil, R., Pill, M., Salazar, Y. i Sullivan, H. (2022) New Developments in Urban Governance. Bristol University Press
  • Gonzalez, R; Cortina-Oriol, M; Aguilera, T. (2019) “Movimientos de Okupación y Políticas Públicas Urbanas: Los casos de Madrid, Barcelona y Bilbao”, REIJ, vol.3 nº5.
  • Davies, J; Bua, A; Cortina-Oriol, M; Thompson, E. (2018) “Why is Austerity Governable? A Gramscian urban regime analysis of Leicester, UK”. Journal of Urban Affairs, 42:1 56-74, DOI: 1080/07352166.2018.1490152


Raquel Gallego IGOP

Raquel Gallego
Full Professor

Public policy analysis, public administration and management, public sector reform, Welfare State and social policies (health, education, social services, housing), and state decentralisation.


  • Gallego, Raquel; Maestripieri, Lara (2022) “Women’s empowerment and social innovation in childcare: the case of Barcelona, Spain”, European Societies, 24(4): 493-519, IMPACT FACTOR: 5.512, Q1 (ISSCI/JCR: Sociology) https://doi.org/10.1080/14616696.2022.2092641
  • Barbieri, N.; Gallego, R.; Morales, E.; Muñoz-Mendoza, C.; Quintana, B. (2021) “Facilitators and challenges of community action for health. Comparative analysis of four case studies in neighbourhoods of Barcelona”, Policy Studies, 42(3):271-288 (First published on line 2019). IMPACT FACTOR 2.152, Q.1. (ISSCI/JCR: Political Science) https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2019.1645323
  • Gallego, R.; Barbieri, N.; González, S. (2017) “Explaining cross-regional policy variation in public sector reform: Institutions and change actors in the health sector in Spain”, Public Policy and Administration, Vol 32(1): 24-44. IMPACT FACTOR: 2,792. Q.1. (SJR: Public Administration) Q2 (JCR: Public Administration) https://doi.org/10.1177/0952076716637897


Margarita León IGOP 2023

Margarita León
Full professor

Política social comparada, Política comparada, Estat del Benestar, Gènere.


  • A Margarita León, Manuel Alvariño & Llorenç Soler-Buades (2022) Explaining Morality Policy Coalitions in Spanish Parliamentary Votes: The Interaction of the Church-State Conflict and Territorial Politics, South European Society and Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2022.2132614
  • Daly, M., León, M., Pfau-Effinger, B., Ranci, C., & Rostgaard, T. (2022). COVID-19 and policies for care homes in the first wave of the pandemic in European welfare states: Too little, too late? Journal of European Social Policy, 32(1), 48–59. https://doi.org/10.1177/09589287211055672
  • León, M., Arlotti, M., Palomera, D., & Ranci, C. (2021). Trapped in a Blind Spot: The Covid-19 Crisis in Nursing Homes in Italy and Spain. Social Policy and Society, 1-20. doi:10.1017/S147474642100066X


Lara Maestripieri IGOP

Lara Maestripieri
Ramon y Cajal

Polítiques públiques i interseccionalitat, inseguretat econòmica al sud d’Europa, innovació social, professions emergents, mètodes qualitatius.



Dani Marinova IGOP

Dani Marinova
Associate professor

Economia política, comportament polític, polítiques públiques, pobresa laboral, disseny de recerca.



Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen IGOP

Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen
Full professor


Ixchel Pérez IGOP

Ixchel Pérez
Associate professor

Public policies, governance, regulation, accountability, transparency, European Union institutions, EU agencies and national regulatory agencies.



Núria Reguero IGOP

Núria Reguero
Research Technician and Collaborating Professor

Communication policies, Social movements.



Sonia Alonso

Charlotte Fernandez IGOP

Charlotte Fernández
Research Coordinator

Olga García IGOP

Olga García
Administrative Team

Loli Martínez IGOP

Loli Martínez
Administrative Team

Ana Medina IGOP

Ana Medina

Carolina Muñoz IGOP

Carolina Muñoz
Coord. Master PSiAC