Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Special Professor of Education and International Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He directs the research group Globalisation, Education and Social Policies (GEPS) at the UAB and co-directs the Interdisciplinary Centre on Education Policies (GIPE). Moreover, he is the current director of the GLOBED Project, an Erasmus Mundus Masters on Education Policies for Global Development.
Bonal is a member of the EU Network of Experts in Social Sciences and Education (NESSE) and of the editorial board of several international journals of education policies and educational development. He has widely published in national and international journals and is the author of several books on sociology of education, education policy and globalisation, education and development. He has worked as a consultant for international organisations such as UNESCO, UNICEF, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe. Between 2006 and 2010, he was Deputy Ombudsman for Children’s Rights at the Office of the Catalan Ombudsman.