Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996
    BA in Political Science and Sociology, Complutense University of Madrid

  • 1998
    MA in Social Sciences, Juan March Institute

  • 2000
    MSc in Social Research Methods, LSE

  • 2004
    PhD in Political Science, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)

Selected publications


  • Laura Morales, Marco Giugni. ed. Social Capital, Political Participation and Migration in Europe. Migration, Minorities and Citizenship. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011.

  • Michael Wolf, Laura Morales, Ken'ichi Ikeda. ed. Political Discussion in Modern Democracies in a Comparative Perspective. Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science. London: Routledge, 2010.

  • Morales, L. Joining Political Organisations. Colchester: ECPR Press, 2009.

Articles and Chapters

  • Laura Morales, Luis Ramiro. "Gaining Political Capital through Social Capital. Inclusion in Policy Making and Network Embeddedness of Immigrants’ Associations in Spain." Mobilization 16, no. 2(2011).

  • L. Morales & L. Ramiro “Spanish Parties and Democracy: Weak Party-Society Linkage and Intense Party-State Symbiosis” in K. Lawson (ed.) Political Parties and Democracy [Five Volumes], Westport: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group. 2010.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • European Research Council Starting Grant on the project "Democratic Responsiveness in Comparative Perspective: How do Democratic Governments Respond to Different Expressions of Public Opinion? (RESPONSIVEGOV), funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EC. I am the PI of this project that will run for five years until 2016. Grant ?1.4 million. Project website:

  • Project Support and Opposition to Migration. A cross national comparison of the politicization of migration, funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the EC. I am the PI of the University of Leicester partner team (overall consortium coordinated by the University of Neuchtel, Switzerland). ? 205,594 Project website:

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the EUDO Observatory on Political Parties and Representation


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