PhD. Sociology. School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, France. 2012

PhD. Sociological Theory. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain. 2012.

MSc. Social Intervention, International University of La Rioja (UNIR), Logroño, Spain. 2012.

Domain expertise course in Culture, Civilization and Islamic Religion. National University of Distance Education (UNED) and Camilo José Cela University, Madrid, Spain. 2009.

MSc. Participatory Methods for Local Development. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain. 2007.

 Diploma on International Cooperation in the EU.  Cooperation and Development Research Center of the Complutense University of Madrid (IUDC-UCM), Madrid, Spain. 2007.

MSc Sociological Theory. Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain. 2005.

BSc. Humanities. University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), Spain. 2003.


Antonio Álvarez-Benavides holds a PhD in Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and researcher at the Contemporary Sociocultural Studies Group (GRESCO). He has participated in more than 20 research and social intervention projects in both the public and private spheres and has more than 30 publications. His work deals with the sociology of social movements, sociological theory, research methodologies and social intervention

JJC Affiliations
Criminology, Sociology
Courses Taught

Current courses

SOC 222 Crime, Media & Public Opinon

Soc 328 Qualitative Reserach Methods


Previous courses

Professional Memberships

12/2015-present. Researcher at Center for Analyze and Sociological Intervention -Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologique - (CADIS-International, Paris).

01/2012-present. Researcher at Contemporary Sociocultural Studies Group - Grupo de Estudios Socioculturales Contemporáneos - Complutense University of Madrid -(GRESCO-UCM).

01/2007-present. Affiliated Researcher at International Observatory on Citizenship and Environmental Sustainability -Observatorio de Ciudadanía y Medio Ambiente Sostenible- (CIMAS)

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