Xavier Bonal is Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Special Professor of Education and International Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the director of the research group Globalisation, Education and Social Policies (GEPS) at the UAB and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Education Policy (GIPE). He is currently director of the GLOBED Project, the first European Masters on Education Policies for Global Development funded by the EU under the Programme Erasmus +. He has been member of the EU Network of Experts in Social Sciences and Education (NESSE) and is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals of education policies and educational development. Professor Bonal has widely published in national and international journals and is the author of several books on sociology of education, education policy and globalisation, education and development. He has worked as a consultant for international organisations like UNESCO, UNICEF, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe. Between 2006 and 2010, he was the Deputy Ombudsman for Children’s Rights at the Office of the Catalan Ombudsman.
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