In June 21st and 22nd, I have participated to the IV Encuentro del Comité de Sociología del trabajo de la FES “Como estamos ‘saliendo’ de la crisis?”. The conference, which gathered economic sociologists all over Spain, has been organised at the Universidat Autònoma de Barcelona by QUIT, Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball. It has been a wonderful occasion to present my recent works on dualization processes in Southern Europe, based on the MSCA funded project VINE. And also to show my Spanish skill, as it was my first presentations in Spanish!

During the two days of the conference, I have presented my recent research on part-time in Italy and Spain, which is coauthored with Margarita Leon and entitled: “So close, so far? Part-time employment and its effects in gender equality in Italy and Spain” in the Area 3 – Género y igualdad en el empleo, un aspect relegado por la crisis?. A second paper, coauthored with Antonio Firinu, has been presented in the Area 2 – Trayectorias laborales y crisis. The paper is entitled “From dualization to continuum. Exploring dimensions of marginal work in southern Europe”.