Sara Moreno Colom

Team / Management staff
Sara Moreno Colom

Associate professor

Sara Moreno Colom has obtained Ph.D in Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). She is teaching sociology as an associate professor appointed to the Department of Sociology (UAB),  and researcher at the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work -QUIT and at the Institute of Labour Studies. She was Vice Dean of Professionalization (2009-2015), Vice Dean of Institutional Relations (2015-2016) at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the UAB and Vice-rector for Students and Employability (2016-2020).

Her academic career began in 2002 when she was a grantholding trainee researcher (FPI) in QUIT. In September 2007 defended her PhD thesis “Time, work and welfare: an approach from everyday life”, which merited the Special Prize of the Department of Sociology. Over the years she has spent a pre-doctoral research period at the Cambio research centre of the University of Florence and a postdoctoral research period at the Centre for International Business Studies at the University of the South Bank in London.

She has several articles published and is a reviewer for specialised journals in her areas of knowledge, has been an evaluator for competitive projects, been a panel member for research prizes and is a member of the Sociology of Labour Research Committee of the Spanish Sociology Federation.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Departament de Sociologia
Campus UAB- Edifici B
Carrer de la Fortuna
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)

Despatx B3/181

+34 93581 2422
Curriculum Vitae
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Areas of specialization

Her lines of research and transfer are framed within the sociological field of work, the sociology of time and the sociology of gender. Specifically, she specialises in the analysis of work, time and everyday life, with a focus on social inequalities, welfare and public policies. As a researcher she has been continually involved in competitive research projects and has directed and taken part in research and transfer agreements in collaboration with leading public and private institutions in the field of social sciences, such as the Institute of Statistics for Catalonia (IDESCAT), the Catalan Institute for Women, the Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies of Barcelona, the La Caixa Foundation and the Jaume Bofill Foundation, among others.

Selected bibliography

Borràs, Vicent; Trinidad, Albert; Alcaraz, Núria; Moreno-Colom, Sara (2022) The role of territory in the employability of young people. Journal of Education and Work,

Borràs, Vicent; Ajenjo, Marc & Moreno-Colom, Sara (2021). More time parenting in Spain: a possible change towards gender equality?, Journal of Family Studies, 27(1), 1-16.

Moreno Colom, S. (2021). Prestigiando el trabajo de cuidados en los servicios de ayuda a domicilio. Migraciones. Publicación Del Instituto Universitario De Estudios Sobre Migraciones, (53), 27-57.

Moreno-Colom, Sara; Trinidad, Albert; Alcaraz, Núria & Borràs Català, Vicent (2020). Neither studying nor working: free time as a solution?, Journal of Youth Studies,

Moreno-Colom, Sara; Ajenjo Cosp, Marc y Borràs Català, Vicent (2018). La masculinización del tiempo dedicado al trabajo doméstico rutinario. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 163: 41-58.

Borràs, V.; Ajenjo, M.; Moreno, S. (2018) More time parenting in Spain: a possible change towards gender equality?. Journal of Family Studies

Moreno-Colom S. y López-Roldán P. (2018). El impacto de la crisis en las trayectorias laborales de las mujeres inmigrantes en España. Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales36(1), 65-87.

Moreno-Colom, S. (2017). The gendered division of housework time: Analysis of time use by type and daily frequency of household tasks. Time & Society26(1), 3–27.

Sara Moreno-Colom, Carolina Recio Càceres, Teresa Torns Martín & Vicent Borràs Català (2017) Long-term care in Spain: Difficulties in professionalizing services, Journal of Women & Aging, 29:3, 200-215,

Català, V. B., Colom, S. M., Santamaria, L. C., & Casajust, A. G. (2012). Male Hegemony in Decline? Reflections on the Spanish Case. Men and Masculinities15(4), 406–423.

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