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Dr. Pablo Gracia

Assistant Professor (Sociology)
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Dr Pablo Gracia is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. He obtained his PhD in Sociology at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (2008/12) and got further PhD training at the University of Oxford (2010/12). Dr Gracia has been 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 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 Centre for Demographic Studies in Barcelona (CED-UAB). His main teaching and research areas include Family and 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, including the H2020 European Commission, Irish Research Council, and the Spanish Ministry of Science. Since arriving to TCD in 2017, Dr Gracia has received grants as (co)PI from the Trinity Provost PhD Project Award (2017), Enterprise Ireland (2018), TCD Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund (2018, 2019), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action (Caroline CoFund) (2019), European Commission Horizon 2020 as TCD leading partner of DIGYMATEX (2020) and IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (2020). Dr Gracia's ongoing research projects focus on four main areas: 1) Family Inequalities in Parenting and Child Development Dynamics; (2) Impact of Digitalisation and Media Usage on Child Well-Being; (3) Child and Adolescent Daily Activities in Micro-Macro Contexts; (4) Gender Inequalities in Parent and Child Time Use, Attitudes and Well-Being. Dr. Gracia's research has been published at high impact journals, such as the European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage of Family, Social Science Research, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Demographic Research. He is part of the editorial team board of 'Social Inclusion' and the 'International Journal of Time Use Research'. Dr Gracia has widely disseminated his research across (inter)national media platforms and is currently collaborating with the Irish NGO 'One Family' to understand and tackle the well-being and mental health of single parents and their children. Besides his involvement in academic activities, Dr Gracia has actively served Trinity College Dublin as the Sociology Research & Communication Coordinator, Exchange Incoming Coordinator and College Tutor.
 DIGYMATEX: Establishing A Comprehensive Understanding and Taxonomy of Children's Digital Maturity
 Social Inequalities in Child Time Use and Development in Ireland: A Mixed-Methods Longitudinal Approach
 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

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Expert Evaluator, La Caixa Obra Social Foundation [ LL2020_1 Call; Social Impact of Covid-19) 2020
Expert Evaluator, La Caixa Obra Social Foundation [ INPhINIT Call for PhD Project Applications) 2020
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
Panel Evaluator, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (European Commission) [Expert Evaluator & 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
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
Peer-reviewed referee: 32 peer-reviewed journals, including leading journals on sociology, demography and family research (i.e., Child Development, Demography, European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology of Education, Social Forces). 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
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Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent
Spanish Fluent Fluent Fluent
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American Sociological Association 2010 2012
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
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
Chambers, D. & Gracia, P. , A Sociology of Family Life: Change and Diversity in Intimate Relations [forthcoming] , Polity Press, 2021, Book, APPROVED
Children's Time Use: Past, Present and Future in, editor(s)Cook, T. D. , The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, Sage, 2020, pp504 - 506, [Gracia, P.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Gracia, P., Garcia-Roman, J., Oinas, T., & Anttila, T. , Child and Adolescent Time Use: A Cross National Study, Journal of Marriage and Family, 82, (4), 2020, p1304 - 1325, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bohnert, M. & Gracia, P., Emerging digital generations? Impacts of child digital use on mental and socioemotional well-being across two cohorts in Ireland, 2007 - 2018, Child Indicators Research, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
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, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Gracia, P & Cano, T. , Parental Separation, Child Time Investments and Life-Course Dynamics, Population Association of American Annual Conference, Washington DC, United States., 2019, Conference Paper, 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  DOI
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  DOI  URL
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  DOI
  

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Tipp FM Radio Interview, 'Interview with Pablo Gracia on the impact of children's digital use on their socioemotional well-being ', 2020, -, Broadcast, RELEASED
Gracia, P., Does Parental Separation Impact Children's Daily Activities? A Longitudinal Study., Sociology Seminars, University of Oxford , 2020, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gracia, P. & Bohnert, M. , When does digital use harm child mental health and socioemotional well-being?, Population Europe (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, München) , 2020, Report, APPROVED
Keane, J., Thinking of the children: Why Trinity College and IBM are researching how kids use tech [Interview with Pablo Gracia on the project DIGYMATEX and study of Irish children's digital use and well-being] , Fora [Interview with Pablo Gracia on the project DIGYMATEX and on study on Irish children's digital use and well-being] , 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Hilliard, M., Screen time linked to rising mental health issues in children - study, The Irish Times [interview and coverage of study by Pablo Gracia and Melissa Bohnert], 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Thompson, S., How to manage your children's screen time, The Irish Times [coverage of study by Pablo Gracia and Melissa Bohnert], 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Torres, A., La epidemia agrava la brecha educativa: las familias con menos recursos gestionan peor el estrés, El Pais [Newspaper interview with Pablo Gracia on the impact of COVID-19 on social inequalities in children's education], 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
D'Arcy, N., On Research, the Pandemic Has Widened a Troubling Gender Gap, University Times [Newspaper interview with Pablo Gracia on the impact of COVID-19 on gender inequalities in academia], 2020, Report, PUBLISHED
Cano, T. & Gracia, P., Does Parental Separation Affect Children's Time Use? Evidence from Longitudinal Time-Diary Data. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/8j37s, 2020, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Han WJ, Gracia, P. & Li, J. , Parental Work Schedules and Hours in 29 European Countries, 2005-2015: A Welfare State Comparison. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/d8mqv, 2020, Working Paper, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Irish Research Council, Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (TCD PI & Project Supervisor)) 2020
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, IRC Cofund (CAROLINE) (TCD PI & Project Supervisor) 2019
Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund. Trinity College Dublin 2018 & 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