Lucrecia Rubio Grundell
Postdoctoral MSCA-COFOUND-UNA4CAREER fellow at the Department of Political Science, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She holds a Doctorate in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute of Florence, and her thesis, on “The dynamics of securitization and desecuritization of European Union policies against the trafficking of women for sexual exploitation”, was nominated for the Joni Lovenduski Prize for the best Gender and Politics thesis in 2021. It has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan with the title Security Meets Gender Equality in the EU (2023). She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University of Brussels, participating in a project on European values (ValEUR), at the International University of Andalusia, in the project “De-democratization, Gender + Equality and the Politics of Exclusion in the European Union”, funded by an Erasmus + Jean Monnet Action Project Grant; at the Autonomous University of Madrid, in a project entitled “Women on the move and their right to a life free of violence and discrimination: recommendations for a municipal policy in Madrid with a focus on human rights, gender and intersectionality”, financed by the City Council and at the Complutense University of Madrid in the H2020 Project “Gender-based violence and institutional responses: Building a knowledge base and operational tools to make universities and research organizations safe (UniSAFE) 2021-2024”. She has worked as a national expert for the Directorate General of Justice of the European Commission for the study on the control of the adequacy of EU legislation on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence; for the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) for the development of a conceptual and measurement framework for the collection of indicators on the institutional mechanisms for the integration of the gender perspective (area H of the BPfA) and in the H2020 Project “Certification-Award Systems to Promote Gender Equality in Research (CASPER) 2020-2021”. Her research interests revolve around the intersection between human rights, gender, intersectionality, migration and sex work, topics on which she has published in journals such as the European Journal of Women Studies and Social Politics.