Field of study: Sociology
María Jiménez Delgado holds a PhD in Sociology of Education. She was a teacher in primary, secondary and adult education in the past. She is currently teaching in the Faculty of Education Undergraduate Degree in Primary Education, in which she is the coordinator of the course Education and Social, Cultural Changes, and also in the Master's Degree in Secondary, Upper Secondary, Vocational and Language Teaching. She is the tutor of the Undergraduate Degree in Sociology Final Year Project (FYP) Her lines of research focus on gender, equality, immigration, multiculturalism and education. She is the director of the University of Alicante research group of the OBSOEDU (Sociological Observatory of Education), made up by lecturers from the Department of Sociology I, non-university lecturers and external researchers, experts in several fields (Law, Economics, Philology, Psychopedagogy, ...) with the purpose of establishing partnerships and joint research. Member of the University of Alicante Education Science Institute “Gender & Equality University Network”. She was the coordinator of the project INVESTEDU on education research within the University of Alicante Education Research Network.
She is the main researcher of a R&D Project on Gender, Education & Equality (GEI): on school success, equality and socio-labour integration of young women from Maghreb" (2013-2015). Her PhD thesis, based on the bridge generation: the education of young women from Morocco, was funded by the University of Alicante former Women's Studies Centre (CEM). She was awarded a recognition at the Victoria Kent Awards on Female Research from the University of Málaga (2013).
She is currently a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Valencia Region Sociological Association (AVS), Mediterranean Association of Sociology of Education (AMSE) and the Education Research Multidisciplinary Association (AMIE). She is also a member of the Research Committee on Gender Sociology, from the Spanish Sociological Federation (FES).
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