Maria Belén Lorente
Belén Lorente-Molina holds a PhD in Social Anthropology (University of Seville) and a MA in Studies on Society, Sciences and Technology (University of Salamanca). She is an associate professor of Social Work at the University of Malaga, Spain. Dr. Lorente has maintained a close relationship with Latin America, where she has participated and conducted research on social policies and cultural diversity and feminized work.
Dr. Lorente has been a professor and researcher at the Department of Social Work of the National University of Colombia, a visiting professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentine Center of American Ethnology (CONICET) and at the Institute of Anthropological Research of UNAM, Mexico. She studies the relationships between care, help and social justice as axes of an epistemology of social and community sustainability, developed mainly by women throughout history. For this, she focuses on the different cultural practices of care and social help throughout history, its relevance for social policies and the governance of social protection, as well as in the precariousness of the employment related to social care and help in the Technology Society.
- Transformaciones del Estado Social. Perspectivas sobre la intervención social en Iberoamérica. (Miño y Dávila. Buenos Aires).
- Genero, Ciencia y Trabajo: La profesiones feminizadas y las prácticas de ayuda y cuidado social. (Scripta Ethnologica, Argentina)
- Intervención Social, Cultura y ética. Un debate interdisciplinario (Coeditor). (UNAL.Bogotá).
- Ciudadanía y Vivienda. Encrucijadas del Estado de Bienestar y Retos Comunitarios. (Coautora, Dikynson. España)
- Hacia una ciencia del Trabajo Social. Epistemologías. Subalternidad y feminización. (Cinta de Moebius. Chile. Coautora)
- Epistemic diversities and Feminization in the construction of a science of social work. (Thomson Reuters. España)