Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball (QUIT) 

Established in 1989, the Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball – QUIT (Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work) is an interdisciplinary research unit at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) attached to the Department of Sociology.

The QUIT is based within the University’s Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology and is a part of the Institut d’Estudis del Treball (Institute for Labour Studies). The QUIT, which has been leading research in the sociology of work in Spain over the last 30 years, has, as its fundamental aim, the development and consolidation of high-quality research in the fields of work, employment, and everyday life, focusing on the issues such as:

  • the study of the social actors, in particular trade unions (the analysis of their social strategies, their social bases, and the challenges they face due to changes in production and work), human resource management strategies (with special regard to work organisation, flexibility and the changes in the labour market), implementation of labour market policy, links between policy areas, the welfare state and flexicurity arrangements;
  • the relationship between time, work and everyday life (the new demands of reorganisation of time are analysed, with special reference to the needs to reduce working time);
  • the crisis of employment and new perspectives on it (the strategies of the social partners towards this topic are analysed, as well as the effects of national and local policies on employment).

Website: https://quit.uab.cat/en/

Oscar Molina

Oscar Molina is Associate Professor appointed to the Department of Sociology and researcher at the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work – QUIT /Institute for Labour Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
He obtained his PhD in Social and Political Science at the European University Institute (EUIFlorence), in 2004. His dissertation studied the changes in collective bargaining systems of Italy and Spain since the early 1980s. After working as research assistant at the Robert Schuman Centre, he has been government of Ireland post-doctoral researcher at the Industrial Relations and Human Resources Group, University College Dublin (2005-2007) and ICREA Researcher at QUIT, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
He has taught courses on globalization and industrial relations, industrial relations in Europe and sociology of work and has published widely on comparative industrial relations, comparative political economy, labour market and migration, corporatism and varieties of capitalism.
Recent work was published by Economic and Industrial Democracy, Routledge and European Journal of Industrial Relations

Alejandro Godino

Alejandro Godino is Post-doctoral Researcher at the Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
He participates in EU funded projects addressing changes in employment relations and organizations. In addition, he works as correspondent in Spain for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUROFOUND).
His PhD dealt with job quality in outsourced services. His research interests are primarily focused on employment relations, collective bargaining, labour market inclusion and sociology of organizations.
Recent work was published in Employee Relations: The International Journal, Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, and Edward Elgar Publishing.

Imre Gergely Szabó

Imre Gergely Szabó is currently a visiting researcher at the Central European University, Budapest. From 2017 to 2022 he has been post-doctoral research fellow within the ERC project ‘Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime’ at the College of Business and the Geary Institute for Public Policy at University College Dublin. His main research interest is the politics of labour and public service provision, with a focus on healthcare, education and the water sector.
His Ph dealt with the political economy of public sector employment from a welfare state point of view. His research is motivated by the dual nature of public employment, namely that on the one hand it serves as a protection mechanism for the employees themselves, but it also provides workforce for welfare state services.