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Antonio Ariño Villarroya

Antonio AriñoBorn in Allepuz (Teruel, 1953). He is full-university Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Graduate in Geography and History and a Doctor in Sociology from the University of Valencia.

His research focuses on the field of Sociology of Culture, Welfare Policy and Sociological Theory. He received the National Research Award for "La ciudad ritual" (The ritual city) (Anthropos). He currently is Director of the Centre for Participation and Quality of Life of University Students (ECoViPEU). He has recognised four periods of six years on research.

In regarding his activities in teaching, he has taught General Sociology, Sociological Theory and Sociology of Culture. In addition, he has taught at the Master's Degree in Cultural Management and Master's Degree in Social and Health Care in Dependency. He has recognized five periods of five years on teaching.

He was Director of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology (1997-2003), Vice-Principal for Studies and Academic Planning (2003-1998), Vice-Principal for European Convergence and Quality (2006-2010), Vice-Principal for Planning and Equality (2010-2012) and Vice-Principal for Culture and Equality (2012-2014). Also he was Vice President of the Spanish Federation of Sociology. He is member of the University Senate