Position: RESEARCHER FROM ANOTHER CENTRE R+D. (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia; National University of Distance Learning). PhD in Social Anthropology.
Department: Department of Sociology II (Social Structure).
Address: Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología.
Departamento de Sociología II (Estructura Social)
C/ Obispo Trejo s/n, 28040 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 91 398 95 52
She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Seville, with a European award (2009), and degrees in Social Anthropology (2002) and Art History (2010) from the University of Seville. Since 2009 she has been a professor in the Department of Sociology II (Social Structure) at the National University of Distance Education, where she teaches on various Master’s, Undergraduate and Degree courses related to Rural Sociology, Territorial Development, and Agrifood Systems.
Her areas of research are in the field of food sociology and rural sociology. In recent years she has participated in publicly funded research projects in the field of food, social sciences, and environmental development. “Las marcas de calidad en el mundo rural: nuevos retos para productores y consumidores” (“Quality branding in the rural world: new challenges for producers and consumers”, 2015–17); “Patrones de consumo de alimentos tradicionales en México y sellos de calidad” (“Consumption patterns of traditional foods in Mexico and seals of quality”, 2015–17); “La comida invisible. Representaciones sociales de los sistemas alimentarios” (“Invisible food. Social representations of food systems”, 2011–14); “Territorio, calidad e innovación: el diseño de una nueva ruralidad europea” (“Land, quality, and innovation: the design of a new European rurality”, 2007–10). This has led her to collaborate with researchers from other Spanish universities (the University of Seville, University of Cadiz, University of the Basque Country) and with foreign centres (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Universidade Federal de Santa María and Universidade Federal de Pelotas in Brazil, CIRAD in France).
She has published articles that analyse social food movements based on the concept of food citizenship (see Italian Sociological Review, 2014). Her studies on the perception that different actors in the food chain have of food labelling include articles in Revista Economia Agricola (2012), as well as her analyses related to seals of quality for food in the Spanish Journal of Rural Development (2015) and Economía Agrícola (2012). A particular interest has been organic agriculture, and this has been reflected in various publications—Gazeta de Antropología (2013); Revista Iberoamericana de Economía Ecológica (2014); Sviluppo locale (2012)—as well as two books: El sabor de la naturaleza: agricultura ecológica en Parques Naturales Andaluces (“The flavour of nature: organic agriculture in Andalusian Natural Parks”, 2011) and Agricultura Ecológica y “Segura”. Nuevas estrategias de desarrollo en el medio rural andaluz (“Organic Agriculture and “Segura”: New development strategies in the Andalusian countryside”, 2010).