Maria Olivella Quintana

Equality Unit Coordinator at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Associate Lecturer in Social Psychology at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

CV summary

PhD in Anthropology (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), MA in Gender and Development (Institute of Development Studies- University of Sussex), MA in International Relations, Security and Development  (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and a degree in Political Science (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). She has recently finished a Postdoc at the Social Psychology Department at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Maria has spent the past 10 years researching themes relating to gender equality, intersectionality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, through an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from the fields of Political Science, Anthropology, Social Psychology and Development studies. Outside of academia, she has been working on these issues as a consultant and practitioner for regional agencies, international organisations as well as non-profit organisations.


  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government