Departament de Ciències Polítiques i Socials

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Jorge Rodríguez obtained his PhD in Sociology at Nortwestern University, in the USA. He is currently associate professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where he is also the Coordinator of the PhD Program of the Department of Political & Social Sciences.

In the past, he has been Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at the University of Kent, and Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Reading, both in the UK. He also worked as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in the USA.

In 2012, he won with Daniel Oesch the prize for the best paper of the year published in the journal Socio-Economic Review, edited by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

Currently, he participates formally in the following research projects:

Stratified family dynamics: polarizing trends in couple behaviour and parenting. European Research Council. 2011- 2016

• La regulación de los antecedentes penales: su efecto en el acceso al mercado laboral de los jóvenes. Recercaixa 2014-15.

Supervisión en la comunidad: intervención en la fase de ejecución de las sentencias. Especial énfasis en la violencia de género, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Plan Nacional de I + D, DER2012-32150 ). 2013-2015

Research lines

Social Inequalities, Work, Employment and Occupations, Social Mobility, Gender Inequalities, Criminology.


In the 2012-2013 and 2013-14 academic years he has taught the following modules:

•Statistical Techniques of Analysis II (master level)

•Criminological Theories (master level)

•Behavioral dynamic and life-course (bachelors level)

•Class, Nationalism and Civil War (bachelors level)

•Criminality (bachelors level)


Most recent publications

Rodríguez-Menés, Jorge and Creighton, Mathew. "The impact of imprisonment on IPV offenders' risks of recidivism", in Van der Geest, V. and Blokland, A. (ed):  European Handbook of Criminal Careers and Life-course Criminology. Forthcoming in 2014.

Rodríguez Menés, Jorge and Donato, Luisa. "Social Capital, Social cohesion and Cognitive Attainment". in Li, Yaojun. (ed):  The Handbook of Research Methods and Applications on Social Capital, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Forthcoming in 2014.

Rodríguez-Menés, Jorge; Puig, David; and Sobrino, Cristina. "Poly- and Distinct Victimization in Histories of Violence Against Women",  Journal of Family Violence, 29(7). Forthcoming in 2014.

Rodríguez Menés, Jorge and Safranoff, Ana. 2012. "Violence against women in intimate relations: A contrast of five theories", European Journal of Criminology, 9 (6): 584-602  .   

Rodríguez Menés, Jorge and Oesch, Daniel. 2011. "Upgrading or polarization? Occupational change in Britain, Germany, Spain and Switzerland, 1990-2008".  Socio-economic Review, Volume 9, Issue 3: 503-531.

Rodríguez Menés, Jorge. 2008. "A new indicator of technical complexity at work".  International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 28 No. 5/6, pp. 155-178.

Rodríguez, Jorge and Keene, Jan. 2007. "Are mental health problems associated with use of Accident and Emergency and health-related harm?",  European Journal of Public Health, 2007 17(4):387-393.

Rodríguez, J., Keene, J. and Li, X. 2006. "The Substantial Service Demands of Offenders and Frequent Offenders",  European Journal of Criminology, Vol. 3, No. 2, 149-179.

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