Margarita Manosalvas holds a PhD in Social Sciences with a specialization in Political Studies from Flacso Ecuador. She has specialized in social policy studies. She researches public policies from a sociological and critical perspective, especially social policies oriented to the protection of specific population groups. In her doctoral dissertation she analyzed the policies of good living in the context of the arrival of progressive governments in the region. Margarita Manosalvas has written on the failures of rural development policies, food and nutrition policies, and policies to reduce teenage pregnancy in Ecuador. She has been a Professor-Researcher in the Department of Public Affairs since January 2016. Currently she is Research Coordinator of Flacso Ecuador Branch (since July 2020) and Director of CALAS regional office Andes (since October 2021).