Queralt Capsada-Munsech

Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) 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 is currently involved in the following research projects: 1) the UK and Ireland ALE policies research project, focused on addressing the lack of consistency of the current statistical evidence base on adult learning and education (ALE) across the four countries of the UK and Ireland, to better understand the decline in participation in ALE and investigate ALE discourses across the UK nations (ESRC funded); 2) the pilot study of Youth Building Future (YBF) policy in Mexico, focused on understanding under what institutional and contextual circumstances apprenticeship policies can support the educational and labour market trajectories of young people in low- and middle-income countries. (British Academy/Leverhulme small research grants)

She was previously involved in the following research projects: 1) the Comparative European LIFETRACK research project, focused 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) the 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).