Paloma Caravantes is a researcher and lecturer at Rutgers University, where she completed her doctoral studies in Women’s and Gender Studies in 2019. After finishing her BA in Sociology in 2009, at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), she completed two MAs in Gender Studies at Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) and Universities of Hull (United Kingdom) and Utrecht (Netherlands). She has participated in multiple international projects, including Towards the implementation of the ‘human rights, gender and intersectionality’ approach in Madrid municipal policies, and the European Union funded projects UniSAFE: Ending Gender-Based Violence and Certification-Award Systems to Promote Gender Equality in Research (CASPER). She has seven years of teaching experience and has published articles in Men and Masculinities and International Political Science Review, as well as a monograph on the implementation of intersectionality in the public policies of Madrid City Council. Her current project explores processes of democratization at the local level from a gender perspective.