Marina Subirats is a sociologist specialized in the sociology of education and of women. She was the director of the Women’s Institute of the Spanish Ministry of Social Affairs from 1993 to 1996. She has served on the Barcelona City Council as counsellor of Education, as the president of district councils and as fifth deputy mayor.
Her works include L’escola rural a Catalunya (1983), Barcelona: de la necessitat a la llibertat. Les classes socials al tombant del segle xxi (2012) and Forjar un hombre, moldear una mujer (2013).