M. Belén Caballo Villar

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

M. Belén Caballlo Villar holds a PhD in Education Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela, with an extraordinary doctoral award (1997). Since 1996, I have been part of the teaching and research staff of the Department of Pedagogy and Didactics of the University of Santiago, in which I have been Full Professor of Social Pedagogy since 2003. Currently I focus my teaching on the Degree in Social Education and the Master's Degree in Research in Education, cultural diversity and community development.
I am an initial member of the Research Group on Social Pedagogy and Environmental Education (SEPA-interea, GI-1447 de la USC) - established in 1999 - and I continue to develop my work within this team, recognized by the Government of Galicia as a Reference Group Competitive in the Galician University System.
So far, I have participated in the research team of almost 30 projects (autonomous, national and international) and/or research contracts, assuming the status of IP on several occasions. Currently, I co-lead the project "Education and reconciliation for equity: analysis of its impact on school and social times of childhood", funded in competitive call by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the FEDER Funds (Project: RTI2018-094764 -B-100).
Throughout my professional career, I have focused my research and publications on the following topics: Social Education; socio-educational and cultural policies in local community development; educating cities; educational times, social times and leisure pedagogy.
I also highlight my continued commitment to university management, assuming responsibilities in different fields: Secretary of the Department of Theory of Education, History of Education and Social Pedagogy (1997-2002, 2013-2015); Secretary of the Faculty of Education Sciences (2002-2010); Coordinator of different PhD programs (1998-2001); Secretary of the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program in Education (2013- 2018) and Board member from 2018 to present; Coordinator of the Degree in Social Education (2011-2013); representative in the university cloister by the PDI sector (2014-2018).

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