Doctora in Geography and History, University of Barcelona, PhD in Sociology, University of Hull and BA in Geography and History, University of Barcelona. Senior lecturer in the Department of Sociological Theory in the University of Barcelona and Deputy Director of the CISC. She was Vice-president (1994-1998) and President (1998-2002) of the Research Committee on Urban and Regional Development of the International Sociological Association (ISA). She is member of the Editorial Board of the leading International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. Her field of study is cities and citizenship. She has a long standing experience in teaching in urban sociology (since 1985). Has supervised and examined PhD and M.A theses. Has been visiting professor at St. Antony’s College (Oxford), The European University Institute (Florence), The University of Amsterdam and the Universitá Degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. Also Research Fellow in Chatham House (London). Has also done consultant work on the social dimension of urban redevelopment for Barcelona City Council and for Den Haag City Council.
Marisol García has a long-standing research experience in social integration and welfare state policies in cities as well as in national and European policies. She has been involved as a coordinator of various TSER projects, amongst them: ESOPO (Evaluation of Social Policies against Social Exclusion at the Local Urban Level) (1996-1998); INPART (Inclusion Through Participation) (1998-1999); SEDEC (Comparative Social Inclusion Policies & Citizenship in Europe: Towards a New European Social Model) (1998-1999); EUROPUB (European Public Space Observatory: Assembling Information that Allows the Monitoring of European Democracy) (2001-2004).
· García, M (2005) “Minimum Income Policies to Combat Poverty: Local Practices and Social Justice in the “European Social Model” in Yuri Kazepov (ed) Cities of Europe. Changing Contexts, Local Arrangements and the Challenge to Urban Cohesion. Oxford: Blackwell.
· García, M (2004) The City and its Restorative Urban Development” in Leon Deben, Willem Salet & Marie-Thérèse van Thoor (eds) , Cultural Heritage and the Future of the Historic Inner City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam: Aksant.
· García, M. (2003) “Barcelona: Governing Coalitions, Visitors and the Changing City Center (Nuria Claver in Lily M. Hoffman, Susan S.Fainstein and Dennis R. Judd. Cities and Visitors. Oxford. Blackwell, pp113-25.
· García, M. and Kazepov, Y. (2002) “Why some people are more likely to be on social assistance than others?” in Chiara Saraceno et.al. Social Assistance Dynamics in Western Europe, Bristol, Policy Press pp: 127-72.
· García, M. (2002) “The inclusive power of standard and non-standard work” (with Jan de Schampheleire), in Rik van Berkel and Iver Hornemann (eds), Active Social Policy in the Europe. Inclusion through participation, Bristol, Policy Press, pp: 73-102.
· García, M.et al (2001), “Does a Southern European Model Exist?” Journal of European Area Studies, vol 9.N.1.pp: 43-62.
· García, M. (1996) “Cities and Citizenship” (editor of special issue and Introduction) for the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.