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Pablo Garcia-Ruiz is Associate Professor of Sociology for the School of Social Sciences of the University of Zaragoza and Visiting Professor at the Doctoral Program in Management, IESE Business School. He earned a Ph.D in Philosophy (Social Theory) from the School of Arts, University of Navarra with a dissertation on Parsons’ functionalist theory of political systems, and his MBA from IESE Business School. He held a post-doctoral position as a Research Scholar at the Institute for Business and Society, London School of Economics. He has also enjoyed research stays in UCLA and the University of Bologna (Italy).
Professor Garcia’s main areas of interest are the relationship between consumption projects and identity formation, and the role of consumption patterns in the emergence of new forms of citizenship. His latest book is Consumer Behavior: Vices, Virtues and the Search for the Good Life (Springer, 2017).
He is an active member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics and the Iberoamerican Association of Sociology of Organizations. He has been invited to lecture in different academic institutions such as IDE Business School (Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador), Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay), Universidad Panamericana (México DF), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and University of Macau (China). He has participated in inter-university collaboration projects, like the joint EU Program set up by ICU, University of Tirana (Albania) and the University of Navarra in 1995-96, where he led the social science part of the project.