Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech
- Senior Lecturer (Educational Leadership & Policy)
Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech is Lecturer in Sociology of Education at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Queralt’s main research interests are educational inequalities, social stratification and youth transitions from education to the labour market. She currently teaches postgraduate courses in the MSc Education, Public Policy and Equity (EPP&E), the Erasmus Mundus IntM Educational Policies for Global Development (GLOBED) and the Doctorate in Education (EdD).
She has been previously involved in research projects on 1) Comparative European LIFETRACK research project, on the long-term consequences that sorting processes in secondary education have for social inequality in later stages of educational and employment careers (NORFACE funded); 2) Comparative European YOUNG_ADULLLT research project, focused on lifelong learning policies tackling young adults in vulnerable situations in their transition from education to the labour market (EU H2020 funded).
Before that, Queralt was a predoctoral researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona), where she got her PhD in Sociology entitled "Overeducation: Incidence, Persistence and Institutional Differences across countries. The influence of field of study and social origin on graduates' overeducation risk". During her predoctoral training, she enjoyed research stages at the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD (Paris), at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS) (Amsterdam) and at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI, Dublin). She has also participated and presented her research in several European and International academic conferences organised by the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), the RC28 of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and the Transition in Youth (TIY) network, among others.
- educational inequalities
- social stratification
- social inclusion & justice
- educational and skill (mis)match
- youth transitions from education to the labour market
- educational policy
- higher education & further education
- comparative education research
- Barrett, Grace McLean
Economic and social outcomes of work-based learning across economic sectors: The case of Foundation Apprenticeships in Scotland
- Bhagat, Abhishek Gulab
A Critical Exploration of Caste and the Hidden Curriculum in Indian Schools
- Cervantes Gómez, José Antonio Cervantes
Youth Building the Future: An Analysis of the Political Economy of the Adoption of an Apprenticeship Policy for Young Adults in Mexico
- Devadas, Mayukh
The Impact of education through Digital Communication Technologies in Kerala, India
Paulina Bravo Contreras (2022) Understanding the adoption and implementation of Sector Skills Councils in Chile. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.
Professional activities & recognition
Selected international presentations
- 2019: I Workshop on Public Policy Evaluation (Valencia)
- 2019: SPA Conference (Durham)
- 2019: DIAL Conference (Turku)
- 2019: BSA Conference (Glasgow)
- 2018: CESE Conference (Nicosia)
- 2017: ESREA Conference (Verona)
- 2017: CES Conference (Glasgow)
- 2016: 24th Annual Workshop Transition in Youth (Trento)