Dr. Álvaro Briales holds a PhD in Sociology (Complutense University of Madrid). His PhD thesis “Superfluous time: a critical sociology of unemployment” was dedicated to the analysis of social transformations related to mass unemployment in Spain after the global crisis of 2008. He has worked at the Fundación de los Comunes, at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, the Autonomous University of Madrid, and he is currently a professor in the Department of Applied Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid
Dr. Briales’ academic interests centre on the sociology of unemployment and work, the critical theory of capitalism, social times and their relations with feminist perspectives. He has published about 20 papers in these areas.
For the Fairwork project, Dr. Briales is an Investigator with the Fairwork Spain team. He investigates the working and living conditions of delivery riders on platforms in Madrid.