Is full professor at the U. Complutense of Madrid, Dpt. of Sociology VI. He has researched and published widely on social inequality, organizations and education. He’s been visiting scholar at Stanford, Berkeley, Wisconsin-Madison, SUNY-Binghamton, LSE and IOE (London), Lumière-Lyon II and Sophia (Tokyo), and has lectured in tens of other universities and institutions. Among his more than 20 books and 200 chapters and articles, some recent are School Failure and Dropouts in Spain (with Mena and Rivière), Barcelona, La Caixa, 2010; “Ethnic group, class and gender in education”, in C. McCarthy, ed., Transnational perspectives on popular culture and public policy, N.Y., Peter Lang, 2009; “The Multidimensionality of Power and the Pseudoradicalism of Intellectuals and Teachers”, The Int. J. of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences II, 2008; “Professionalism, accountability and innovation in teaching”, Education et Societés 25, 2010; “Building the nation at school -Spain’s tables turned”, in Kassimeris & Vryonides, eds., The Politics of Education. Challenging Multiculturalism, Routledge, 2012. Now he is leading the project Educational Institutions in an Information Age for the Spanish R+D program, as well as a research on access to to digital resources in education for Telefonica Fund and a report on the future on educational system for Fundación Santillana.