Clua Losada, Mònica

I am a tenure-track lecturer in public and social policy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I completed my PhD at the University of York (GB) in 2010 entitled Solidarity, Global Restructuring and Political Deregulation: The Liverpool Dockers' Dispute 1995-98. I finished my BA Hons. in Politics with Educational Studies (2004) and my Master of Arts in Political Research (2006) also at the University of York. Prior to that, I completed a vaig completar el Certificate in Higher Education in Politics at Ruskin College, Oxford (2001).

My research focuses on analysing the critical political economy of crisis dynamics, particularly in relation to subaltern groups in society and their ability to disrupt and resist the political, economic and social manifestations of capitalist accumulation.

I am the vice-chair of the Critical Political Economy Research Network of the European Sociological Association.

I am also a fellow of the British Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Since 2011, I have been the academic convenor of the BA in Criminology and Public Policy of Prevention.


Research lines

Current and recently completed research projects:

Economic and Social Research Council (UK) "Research seminars competition 2013-2014" Project Title: "Understanding the post-crisis landscape: assessing change in economic management, welfare, work and democracy", code: ES/M002209/1. Principal Investigator: Dr Paul Lewis (University of Birmingham). Co-investigators: Dr Mònica Clua-Losada, Dr David Bailey, Professor Jason Heyes, Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova, Professor Magnus Ryner. Amount: 29937 pounds.

"Santander Research Mobility Award". Joint award with Dr Owen Parker, University of Sheffield. Amount: 1250 euros.

"Inequality and youth political participation in Catalonia. A quantitative and qualitative approach in a context of crisis." 1 year research project. Principal investigator: Mònica Clua-Losada. Funded by the Youth Agency of the Catalan Government, code: AJOVE12, Amount: 12500 euros.

"Social exclusion and children in Spain during the crisis". 1 year research project. Principal Investigator: Professor Vicenç Navarro. Funded by the Obra Social La Caixa. Amount: 50000 euros.



I currently teach the following modules at the UPF:

Undergraduate teaching:

Polítiques Públiques de Prevenció

Social Policy

Postgraduate teaching:

Actors and Institutions in Public Policy

Políticas Sociales en la OCDE II (MA in Public and Social Policy, UPF-The Johns Hopkins University)



Clua-Losada, M., Bailey, D. and Huke, N. (2015, under contract) Beyond Defeat and Austerity: Disrupting (the Critical Political Economy of) Neoliberal Europe. Routledge, RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. [Co-authored book]

Clua-Losada, M. (2015, forthcoming) "Tracing the competitiveness discourse in Spain: social dumping in disguise?" In Bernaciak, M. (ed.) Social dumping: political catchphrase or threat to labour standards? Routledge, Routledge Advances in European Politics. [Book chapter]

Clua-Losada, M. and Horn, L. (2015, forthcoming) "Labour and the crisis in Europe" In Jäger, J. and Springler, E. Asymmetric Crisis in Europe and Possible Futures: Critical Political Economy and Post-Keynesian Perspectives. Routledge, RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. [Book chapter]

Clua-Losada, M., Huke, N. and Bailey, D. (2015, forthcoming) "Disrupting the European Crisis: a Critical Political Economy of Contestation, Subversion and Escape" New Political Economy. [Journal article]

Clua-Losada, M. (2014, forthcoming) "Precariedad y clase social: re-leyendo a E. P. Thompson en un contexo de crisis". In Arribas, S. y Gómez, A. Precariedad, vida dañada y vulnerabilidad en la era de la austeridad. Barcelona: Artefakte. [Book chapter]

Clua-Losada, M. and Horn, L. (2014) "Analysing Labour and the Crisis: Challenges, Responses and New Avenues" Global Labour Journal, vol. 5, issue 2. Special Issue (editors: Clua-Losada, M. and Horn, L.) [Journal article]

Clua-Losada, M. y Navarro, V. (eds.) (2012) El impacto de la crisis en las familias y en la infancia. Barcelona: Editorial Ariel. [Edited book and chapter]

Clua-Losada, M. (2012) "L'estat del benestar avui: Catalunya i Espanya." Societat Catalana 2012. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans. [Journal article]

Clua-Losada, M. (2012) "30 anys de polítiques socials a Catalunya (1980-2010): inversión pública, estat del benestar, canvis de model i reptes polítics" Unicef-Catalunya. [Policy report]

Clua-Losada, M., Sesé i Ballart, A. i Tur i Tur, M. (2011) "Infancia y exclusión social en España: realidades y retos a partir de la crisis" Zerbitzuan, vol. 50, pp. 71-84. [Journal article]

Clua-Losada, M. (2011) "La renta básica en la agenda política: la experiencia catalana (2001-2006)" En Casassas, D. y Raventós, D. (eds.) La Renta Básica en la Era de las Grandes Desigualdades. Editorial Montesinos. [Book chapter]