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Dr. Pablo Gracia

Assistant Professor (Sociology)

Dr Pablo Gracia is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. He obtained a PhD in Sociology at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (2008/12), receiving parallel doctoral training at the University of Oxford (2010/12). Dr Gracia has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies of the University of Amsterdam (2012/15) and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2015/17), as well as visiting scholar at Oxford, New York University, University College London (Institute of Education), University of Antwerp (Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy), National Institute for Demographic Studies in Paris (INED), and the Centre for Demographic Studies in Barcelona (CED-UAB). His main teaching and research areas are Family & Gender, Social Stratification, Social Demography, Cross-National Research, Research Design, and Quantitative Methods. Dr Gracia's projects as a co(PI) and TCD partner have been funded by leading national and international agencies like -among others- the European Commission, Irish Research Council and Spanish Ministry of Science. Since his arrival at TCD, Dr Gracia has received grant support from the TCD Provost PhD Project Award (2017), Enterprise Ireland (2018), TCD Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (2018, 2019), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (Caroline CoFund) (2019) and the European Commission Horizon 2020 as TCD leading partner in the DIGYMATEX project (2020). Dr Gracia's ongoing research projects focus on: (1) Socioeconomic inequalities and family dynamics in parenting and child development; (2) Child and adolescent time use and digital activities across micro and macro contexts; (3) Impacts of the 24/7 economy on family life and child well-being; (4) The role of families in shaping gendered attitudes. Dr. Gracia's research has been published at high-ranked journals like -among others- the European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage of Family, Social Science Research, Demographic Research, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. He is currently part of the editorial team of the journals 'Social Inclusion' and 'International Journal of Time Use Research'. Dr Gracia has widely disseminated his research across various national and international media platforms, while is currently collaborating with the Irish NGO 'One Family' to understand and promote the well-being and mental health of single parents and their children.
 DIGYMATEX: Establishing A Comprehensive Understanding and Taxonomy of Children's Digital Maturity
 Researching and Promoting Positive Adult and Child Mental Health and Wellbeing in Lone-Parent Families
 Social Inequalities, Time Use and Child Development in Ireland: A Longitudinal Approach
 Child Digital Use and Social Inequalities: The Role of Digital Socialisation in Intergenerational Inequalities in Ireland
 CHILDTIMES - Inequalities in Children's Activities and Development: A Multi-Method, Longitudinal and Cross-Country Approach

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Panel Evaluator, La Caixa "Obra" Social Foundation 2020
External PhD Dissertation Committee (3 PhD theses) 2014 - to date
Conference Organiser, Family Conditions and Child Outcomes (University of Amsterdam) 2014
Expert Evaluator, SONATA Funding Scheme (Polish National Science Centre) 2014
AMCIS Working Paper Series Editor, University of Amsterdam 2013 - 2015
Journal Article Referee for 25 peer-reviewed journals (Selection: Child Development, Demography, European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Plos One, Public Opinion Quarterly, Sociology of Education) 2011 - to date
Chair and Discussant, International Conferences in Sociology and Demography (Selection: European Consortium for Sociological Research Conference, International Association for Time Use Research Conference) 2010 - to date
Associate Editor, Social Inclusion (Journal) 2019 - to date
Associate Editor, Journal of Time Use Research (Journal) 2019 - to date
Expert Evaluator, Science State Agency Research Projects (Spanish Ministry of Science) 2019 - to date
Expert Evaluator, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (European Commission) [Expert & Rapporteur] 2018 - to date
Conference Organising Board, Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century (European University Institute, Florence) 2017
Expert Evaluator, FWO Research Foundation Flanders Scheme (Flemish Science Foundation) 2017
Advisor on Family Policies, IVALUA Institute (Catalan Government) 2016
Expert Evaluator, ERC Starting Grant Scheme (European Commission) 2015
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
Catalan Fluent Fluent Fluent
Dutch Basic Basic Basic
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Spanish Fluent Fluent Fluent
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American Sociological Association 2010 2012
Population Association of America 2013 to date
RC28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (ISA) 2010 to date
Social Inclusion (Associate Editor Board Member of Journal) 2019 to date
Spanish Sociological Association 2013 2014
Trinity Research in Childhood Centre (TRiCC) 2018 to date
Dutch/Flemish Association of Sociology 2013 2014
EqualSoc Network of Excellence 2008 2012
European Association of Population 2016 to date
European Consortium for Sociological Research 2012 to date
Global Research Network on Children in the 24/7 Economy (GRNCE) 2017 to date
Journal of Time Use Research (Associate Editor Board Member) 2019 to date
International Association for Time Use Research 2010 to date
Max Weber Fellows Programme, European University Institute 2015 2017
Chambers, D. & Gracia, P. , A Sociology of Family Life: Change and Diversity in Intimate Relations [under contract, approved] , Polity Press, 2020, Book, APPROVED
Gracia, P., Jui-Han, W. & Li, J., Parental Work Schedules and Hours in 29 European Countries, 2005-2015: A Welfare State Cross-National Comparison, Population Association of American Annual Conference, Washington DC, United States, 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Gracia, P & Cano, T. , Parental Separation, Child Time Investments and Life-Course Dynamics, Population Association of American Annual Conference, Washington DC, United States., 2020, Conference Paper, ACCEPTED
Children's Time Use: Past, Present and Future in, editor(s)Cook, D. , The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, Sage, 2019, [Gracia, P.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Garcia-Roman, J., Oinas, T., & Anttila, T. , Child and Adolescent Time Use: A Cross National Study, Journal of Marriage and Family, 2019, p1 - 22, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P. & Garcia-Roman, J. , Adolescents' Time Use in Context: Institutional, Demographic, and Socioeconomic Factors, European Population Conference, Brussels, Belgium., 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P. & Garcia-Román, J., Child and Adolescent Developmental Activities and Time Use in Spain: The Gendered Role of Parents' Work Schedules and Education Levels, European Sociological Review, 5, (1), 2018, p518 - 538, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gil-Hernandez, C. & Gracia, P., Adolescents' Educational Aspirations and Ethnic Background: The Case of Students of African and Latin American Migrant Origin in Spain, Demographic Research, 2, 2018, p1 - 32, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Ghysels, J., Educational inequalities in parental care time: Cross-national evidence from Belgium, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom, Social Science Research, 63, 2017, p166 - 180, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Roeters, A., Gracia, P., Child Care Time, Parents' Well-Being, and Gender: Evidence from the American Time Use Survey, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 25, (8), 2016, p2469-2479 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Gracia, P., Gender Inequalities in Domestic Labour, Working for the Home: Past and Present, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, 2019, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gracia, P., Parental Divorce, Life-Course Dynamics and Children, Lecture Series, Economic and Social Research Institute, 2019, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gracia, P., Parental Separation, Life Course and Children's Time Use, International Lecture Series DPAS, Erasmus Rotterdam University, 2019, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gracia, P., Work and play. Child and adolescent time use in Finland, Spain, and the UK., Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, München, Population Europe, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., García-Román, J., Oinas, T., & Anttila, T., Children's Daily Activities and National Context: Structural Opportunities or Cross-Cultural Factors? SocArXiv Working Papers, 2019, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Child Time Use and Nonstandard Parental Work, Silver DPRLs Lecture, New York University, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gracia, P., Child Time Use and Work Schedules: The Spanish Case, MPRC Lecture Series, Maryland University, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gracia, P., Work Schedules and Family Time in Spain, WIGi Conference (Gender Inequality: It's About Time), Harvard University, 2018, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gracia, P., Children's daily activities: Concepts, theories and research. Social Science Research Network/SSRN. , 2018, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P., Adolescents' Time Use in Cross-National Perspective, Caregiving Responsibilities across the Life Course: An International perspective, Lund University, 2017, Invited Talk, PRESENTED


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Award Date
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. Trinity College Dublin 2018 & 2019
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, IRC COFUND (CAROLINE) (Research Coordinator and Supervisor) 2019
Visiting Scholar. Pompeu Fabra University 2018 & 2019
Visiting Scholar. New York University 2018
Enterprise Ireland Project Grant. Enterprise Ireland/IRC. 2018
Provost Research Award Competition (for PhD Project Supervision). Trinity College Dublin 2017
Visiting Scholar. University College London, Institute of Education 2017
Visiting Scholar. Institut National d'Études Démographiques 2017
Max Weber Fellowship Prize. European University Institute 2015
Visiting Scholar. Autonomous University of Barcelona, Centre for Demographic Studies 2015
Visiting Scholar. University of Antwerp, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy 2014
ECSR Project Award. European Consortium for Sociological Research 2014
Aage Sorensen Research Award. Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility (ISA) 2011
Visiting PhD Researcher. University of Oxford 2010, 2011 & 2012
Fundacion Alternativas Youth Prize. Alternativas Foundation. 2009
FPU PhD Scholarship. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation 2008