Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Sociologist María Ángeles Duran is a recognized pioneer in social research on unpaid work, the social situation of women and their socio-labor and family environments, the economics of health, and inequality in the use of time.
In 1982, she was the first woman to obtain a Sociology chair in Spain. She was one of the first investigators in the Spanish academic world to write sociological works from a feminist perspective. In 1979, Duran founded and served as director of the Seminar on Women’s Studies at the Autonomous University of Madrid, the first university institute for Women’s Studies in Spain. In 2002, she received the Pascual Madoz National Research Prize in Economic and Legal Sciences.
Though Duran retired in 2012, she continues her research activity at the Center for Human and Social Sciences (CSIC) as an ad honorem researcher.
She has written over two hundred publications on unpaid work, time use, and health.