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Oficina 3D14 Facultat Ciències Socials Campus Tarongers

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Rafael Castelló Cogollos was born in Carcaixent (Ribera Alta), in January 1964. He graduated in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Valencia in June 1986. And he obtained the degree of Doctor in Sociology in 1999, with a thesis on identities nationals and the social structure in the Valencian Country.

He was professor of Economics in the Diploma of Social Work during the 1986-87 academic year. He worked as an economic journalist for the weekly 'El Temps' between 1987 and 1988. And he was elected councilor for the Carcaixent City Council in the 1987 elections, a position he held until the 1991 elections.

In 1989 he was hired by the University of Valencia as an interim professor of the University School of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, and he was hired as an Assistant in 1991. In 1995 he won a position as Civil Servant Professor of University School. And in 2002 that of Professor Senior of the University.

As a teacher, Rafael Castelló has taught at the Diploma in Business Studies, in the Bachelor of Economic Sciences, in the Diploma in Labor Relations, in the Bachelor of Sociology and in Political and Administrative Sciences. Currently, in the degrees of Sociology and in the double degree of Sociology and Political Science and Administration.

As a researcher, he has specifically worked on issues related to demography and applied political sociology in the Valencian Country. He has collaborated in research on sustainability and human development, volunteering and cultural consumption in Spain, and on foreign immigration in the Valencian Country. He has participated in several collective works of analysis of the Valencian social structure. He has been part of research groups with R + D + i projects, dedicated to the analysis of the socioeconomic crisis and the increase in vital precariousness in Spain and other European countries. Lately, this group has focused its attention on collaborative social practices, with a project called "Sharing Society".

In the field of university management, he was secretary of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology between 1991 and 1995. He was vice-dean of Studies, educational innovation and European convergence of the Faculty of Social Sciences between 2006 and 2012, and director of the Master's Degree in ' Sociology and Anthropology of public policies' between 2009 and 2012. President of the Academic Committee for the Degree in Sociology between 2006 and 2010, and of the Degree in Sociology between 2010 and 2012. And also president of the Center's Quality Committee, from 2012 to 2019. Currently, he is a member of the Center Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences, since 2000; and director of the Language Policy Service of the University of Valencia, also since 2012 to 2022.



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