MARÍA DEL PILAR GOMIZ PASCUAL
She holds a degree in Business Administration and Management and a degree in Journalism from the Carlos III University of Madrid, and a PhD cum laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Sociology from the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the UNED.
Since March, she has been the director of UNIDIS, the UNED's Centre for Attention to University Students with Disabilities. At the UNED, she is also a lecturer in the Department of Sociology I of the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, with the category of Contratada Doctora. Before taking over the direction of UNIDIS, she was Vice-Dean of Students and Communication at the same Faculty, where she held the position of Assistant Secretary, as well as Academic Secretary of the Master's Degree in Communication, Culture, Society and Politics.
She is the author of several books and academic articles on disability and inclusive citizenship, as well as others related to communication and especially vulnerable groups (such as women prisoners or minors with parents in prison).
She is a member of the TABA Research Group, an International Research Group on Social Inclusion and Human Rights (TABA International Research).
She participates (and has participated) in several research projects on the topics described above, and also carries out activities focused on the transfer and dissemination of knowledge in the areas described, especially related to the need to make visible the violence that exists against women with disabilities and the rights of these women.
She collaborates with various media. Among her work experience, outside the University, she has worked for almost two decades as a journalist (in the press, radio and especially television), highlighting her work in programmes on Antena 3 TV, and especially the investigation on the Stolen Children, locating a girl stolen in 1981 who she put in contact with her biological mother in 2011.