Àlex Boso Gaspar

PhD in Sociology from the University of Barcelona. He is currently a Researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT-Spain) and Ad Honorem Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Sciences of the Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile. He has been Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and visiting researcher at the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas in Buenos Aires, at the Instituto de Estudios Ambientales of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá) or at the Universidad de Caldas, Manizales (Colombia), among other institutions. As an environmental sociologist, he is motivated by the interaction between society, culture and environment in complex environments. In his research, he has employed a variety of analytical and methodological approaches to address cultural adaptations to risk and behavioural responses to environmental hazards in both rural and, especially, urban settings. His main areas of study are distributive environmental justice, risk perception and ecological transitions. In recent years, he has written dozens of articles that have been published in a number of leading academic journals, among them: Energy Policy; Energy and Environment; Human Ecology; Local Environment; Society and Natural Resources; Animal Conservation; Energy Research and Social Science; Critical Social Policy or Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, among others. He is currently conducting research on social vulnerability and processes of citizen involvement in urban air pollution control.