Universidad Complutense de Madridl 2

Although I started my research activity in the field of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, soon I came across the educational world and this encounter made me change completely. From then on, I have been focused on educational research from a theoretical point of view. I use Philosophy to reflect on the concepts and the practices that rule our current educational system.

In my last year as a bachelor´s degree student I gained a scholarship to collaborate in the research activity of the Department of Philosophy IV: Theory of Knowledge, Aesthetics and History of Thoughts at Complutense University of Madrid. Here I developed a project about the relationship between thought and Theatre Art. That meant my start point in research. A little after that, as I had always had a vocation for teaching, I decided to course a Master of Teaching. Along these studies, I became to be increasingly interested on the philosophical basis of education. I started to read the philosophers I have already read, from another perspective. 2 Philosophy, whose character had been too abstract for me, suddenly could be applicable to a concrete object. That was exciting. Here I began my way in the field of Educational Theory. Once I had finished my master, I decided to do a PhD in Education.

My these is entitled Education and Right to Privacy in Knowledge Society. From a philosophical-educational perspective, and thus fundamentally by means of critical analysis of texts, this doctoral dissertation sets out to answer the question about the development of an authentic private life inside a world where permanent contact dominates. First it analyzes the relevance of privacy in the teaching of individuals as citizens and moral subjects at the same time. It then goes over the main ways leading to its effective development. Thirdly, it delves into the situation in the current socio-educational context, and fourth and finally, attending to the traditional consideration of privacy as a basic human right, it justifies why it is considered as such, why it should continue to be considered a basic right, and what educational means are best suited to keeping it so in our times.

In order to do my PhD I received two grants. The first from the Complutense University of Madrid and the second from the Spanish Government. I had to refuse the first one due to its incompatibility with the second. In my PhD I obtained the highest grade, Sobresaliente cum laude. It could not have been possible without the grants. Thanks to them I was able to be a full-time doctoral student and, even more important, I could do three research stays that have undoubtedly completed my work (Universidade do Minho, Kyoto University and Universidade de Sao Paulo). The results of my doctoral these have been spread at national and international conferences. Also through chapters of books and articles, some of them still in process of evaluation and publication because my PhD these was defended just one year ago. I must remark that, because of my research, I was awarded with the Young Researchers Award at the XV National and V Euromerican Conference, that held on in Madrid, from 4th to 7th of July 2012.

Finally, I must highlight that I belong to the research group Grupo de Investigación en Antropología y Fliosofía de la Educación (GIAFE). Thanks to my colleges there, the realm of teaching innovation has been opened for me. From 2010, I have participated in some projects related to it.