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
Currently, GENI coordinates three international projects and a national project:
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).
Starting Grant. European Research Council (ERC). Project coordinated by Dr Sílvia de Zordo, with the participation of two other GENI members (2016-2021).
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).
Proyectos de i+D+i “Retos Investigación”. Project coordinated by Dr Joan Bestard, with the participation of four other GENI members (2013-2018).
Joan Bestard Camps
Professor Emeritus at Universitat de Barcelona
Associate Professor Serra Húnter at Universitat de Barcelona
research areas leaders
Silvia de Zordo and Montse Pijoan Vives
Rosa Lázaro Castellanos and Maria Ignacia Ibarra Eliessetch
Dolors Rodriguez Martin
Jordi Mas Grau and Oscar Guasch