Universidad Complutense de Madridl 2

Javier Rujas holds a PhD in Sociology (UCM, 2015), with a thesis entitled Sociology of school failure in Spain: the construction and management of a social problem. He has participated in several research projects in the field of sociology of education and has been visiting scholar at the Centre Européen de Sociologie et Science Politique (CESSP, EHESS Paris), and the Institute of Education (IOE, London). His research interests include sociology of education and culture, school failure, school leaving and return, the public construction of social and educational problems, education policy enactments and institutional devices, qualitative research, and ethnographic and sociohistorical approaches. He is also founding member of the social research cooperative Indaga (www.indaga.org).