Maria-Angeles Duran is professor of sociology and research professor at the Council for Research of Spain (Economy Department). She has been president of the Spanish Federation of Sociology (FES), member of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA), and visiting scholar or researcher at the universities of Michigan (ISR), Rio de Janeiro (PUC), Cambridge, U. of Washington (Seattle) and European Institute of Florence.
She has published on social structure, sociology of health, work, family and gender. Among others, the books: “Unpaid work in the global economy” (2011), “Methodology of research on time use” (2010), “The value of time” (2007), “The invisible costs of sickness” (2002).
She has received one of the main scientific prizes in Spain, the National Award for Research in Social Sciences. She is Doctor Honoris Causa by the Autonomous University of Madrid.