GENI

GENI draws upon the ethnographic tradition of anthropology and the intersectional paradigm that understands people as culturally ascribed to diverse and sometimes contradictory identity processes, which coexist, overlap and intertwine. These processes, conditioning personal and collective experiences and narratives, are the source of inequalities, hierarchies and exclusions, but they are also the source of resilience, solidarity and transgressions.

From this perspective, identities are understood as processal, cultural and relational. It is through this vision that the inherent ambivalence of categories of identity is made visible: they offer meanings and stability, but they also limit and condition our field of experience. Likewise, gender is perceived as an open and plural category, given that bodily and identity expressions often overgrow the hegemonic binary logic. We are, then, facing multiple dimensions of diversity: identity processes, the interlocking of rules, axes of inequality, experiences, narratives and expressions.

Grup de Recerca Consolidat   (2017SGR-1091)  per l’Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca de la Generalitat de Catalunya-AGAUR

research areas

research

Ongoing Projects

Currently, GENI coordinates three international projects and a national project:

Support VoC: Development of a Generic Support Services Model to enhance the Rights of Victims of Crime

Justice Programme of the European Union. Project coordinated by Dr Olga Jubany (GENI coordinator), with the participation of four other members and two collaborators of GENI (2017-2020).

Women travelling to seek abortion care in Europe: the impact of barriers to legal abortion on women living in countries with ostensibly liberal abortion laws

Starting Grant. European Research Council (ERC). Project coordinated by Dr Sílvia de Zordo, with the participation of two other GENI members (2016-2021).

REACT: Respect and Equality: Acting and Communicating Together

Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC) of the European Union. Project coordinated by Dr Olga Jubany (GENI coordinator), with the participation of four other members and two collaborators of GENI (2017-2019).

La individuación de las relaciones de parentesco. Un estudio antropológico

Proyectos de i+D+i “Retos Investigación”. Project coordinated by Dr Joan Bestard, with the participation of four other GENI members (2013-2018).

coordinating team

Joan Bestard Camps

Professor Emeritus at Universitat de Barcelona

 

Olga Jubany

Associate Professor Serra Húnter at Universitat de Barcelona

 

 

research areas leaders

Montse Pijoan Vives

Phd Student, PhD Fellow APIF

Rosa Lázaro Castellanos

Lecturer at Department of Social Anthropology, UB

Dolors Rodriguez Martin

Lecturer, Facultat de Medicina i Ciéncies de la Salut. Universidad de Barcelona

Livia Motterle

PhD Student in the Programme in Advanced Studies in Anthropology at Universitat de Barcelona 

Jordi Mas Grau

Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer. Universitat de Barcelona