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University Full Professor
Department of Social Work
Faculty of Law
National Distance Learning University (UNED)
Obispo Trejo, 2
28040 Madrid (Spain)
Tel.: (+34) 91 398 85 82
Fax: (+34) 91 398 95 51
E-mail: alopez@der.uned.es


Antonio López Peláez is University Full Professor of Social Work and Social Services at the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, of UNED, the largest Spanish Public University.  PhD in Philosophy and Sociology. Among his research interests:  analysis of social problems of interculturality, methods of social intervention, intersections of new technologies and social work. He has been visiting scholar at the School of Social Welfare (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Universidad Americana (Managua, Nicaragua), and at the School of Social Work (Western Michigan University, USA). He is director of Comunitania. International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences and member of the editorial board of prestigious journals in his field of research. He has published numerous books in prestigious academic publishers (Oxford University Press, Springer, Aranzadi, Tecnos, Espasa, Alianza, etc.) and articles in international scientific journals (Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, Journal of Social Work Practice, European Journal of Social Work, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, International Journal of Social Welfare, Social Security Studies, Social Epistemology, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, The IPTS Report, Revista Internacional de Sociología, Sociología del Trabajo, Sistema, Arbor, etc). He has been Secretary of the Faculty (2003-2005), head of the Office of the Rector (2005-2006), Director of the Associated Centre of the UNED at Segovia (2006-2015). He has directed five doctoral theses. He has led / participated in research projects that have received funding through competitive calls. He is principal investigator of the Research Group Koinonía, an interdisciplinary research team on Social Work and Social Services, Social Sciences, History and Law (UNED, Ref. GI62). Spokesman of Full Professors at UNED Senate (2010-2014 / 2014-2018). Outside the academic world he is a supportive member of the Abracadabra Foundation: Solidarity Magicians.