Paulina Castillo is a PhD researcher at the Departament of Sociology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her research project is on Educational Transitions among Young Students in a Rural Mapuche context in Chile. She has a degree in Psychology and she has a Master in Social Sciences, mainor in Sociology from the University of Chile.
She has worked in several educational organizations in Chile, specifically in Universities, in teacher training projects (University of Chile) and community engagement (University of Santiago of Chile) and in vocational analysis issues (University of Chile, Alberto Hurtado University). She also worked as a researcher at the Center for Research in Education of Fundación Chile, in studies regarding the integration and educational inclusion of students with special educational needs and she carried out studies of educational innovation. She also worked in state organizations, specifically in Fundación Integra, an initial educational training institution in Chile, specifically in organizational development issues in the training of professionals linked with education.
She is part of the Youth Action Research Center of the University of Chile.
Her topics of interest are educational policies, transitions, subjectivities, inclusion, inequality, childhood and youth.