members

coordinating team

Olga Jubany

Serra Hunter Associate Professor at University of Barcelona

Contact: olga.jubany@ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: ORCID, RESEARCHGATE, ACADEMIA

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Olga Jubany is Doctor by the London School of Economics and Political Science, currently Associate Professor, Serra Hunter Fellow at the Social Anthropology Department. She is also Director of the European Social Research Unit. She is a social anthropologist, author of several investigations and publications in the fields of identity, social exclusion and social control from the ethnographic tradition of anthropology. Adopting the intersectional approach, her work engages in topics of gender, racism, migration, with particular focus on comparative multi-sited research within the European framework. She’s currently conducting research on the specific areas of online hate speech, LGBT-phobia, asylum processes, and victims’ support systems.

Dr. Jubany has a long international trajectory and is nominated Expert at the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission, having participated both in the 7th Framework Programme and in the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. She is member of the Spanish Delegation of the Consejero de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain (MINECO) for the Research Group on Societal Challenges and JRC of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. Dr. Jubany is also the UB representative for the Working Group Social Challenges for the Conferencia de Rectores de Universidades Españolas (CRUE) and is actively involved with the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

Her current research includes being the Principal Investigator and Coordinator for SupportVoC: Development of a Generic Support Services Model to enhance the Rights of Victims of Crime (funded by the Justice Programme of the EU) and the Principal Investigator in Spain for REACT: Respect and Equality: Acting and Communicating Together (funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme – REC – of the EU), having recently concluded the research and coordination of DIVERCITY: Preventing and Combating Homo- and Transphobia in Small and Medium Cities across Europe (funded by the REC Programme of the EU). Other recent researches include the projects PRISM: Preventing, Redressing and Inhibiting Hate Speech in New Media, funded by the EC DG Justice (2013-2016); and the FP7 project CITISPYCE: Combating Inequalites through Innovative Social Practices of and for Young People in Cities across Europe (2012-2016). Previously she was also the international coordinator for the investigations LinkAge: Labour Market Integration of Vulnerable Age Groups through Social Dialogue funded by the DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (2011-2013); TEAM: Trade Unions, Economic Change, and Active Inclusion of Migrant Workers (2010-2012) under DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Equality, and the scientific coordinator for GENDERACE: The use of racial anti-discrimination laws: gender and citizenship in a multicultural context, funded by the EC FP7-SSH programme (2007-2010), in addition to participating in PROSINT: Promoting Sustainable Policies for Integration, funded from EC- DG of Justice, Freedom and Security. Dr. Jubany regularly participates in national and international conferences and debates.

Research Groups:

  • Research Group on Gender, Identity and Diversity (GENI). Coordinator
  • European Social Research Unit (ESRU). Director.
  • Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission. Expert.
  • Grup de Recerca en Ciències Socials i Humanitats (SC i JRC) per al Programa Horizon (H2020) de la Delegació del Consell de Ciència i Innovació d’Espanya (MICINN)
  • Grup de Treball per a Reptes Socials a la Conferencia de Rectores de Universidades Españolas (CRUE) (in representation of UB)
  • Member of the Immigration, Immigrants and Labour Markets in Europe (IILME/IITUE) Standing Committee of the IMISCOE network.

Joan Bestard Camps

Professor Emeritus at Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: bestard@ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA

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Anthropology of Kinship, Kinship and Reproduction, Assisted Reproduction, Kinship and Religion.

Prof. Joan Bestard (M), was the Director of the “Research Group of Anthropology of Kinship and Heritage” (GRAPP) which later merged into GENI. He has great expertise on issues of family, kinship and heritage from a socio-cultural anthropological perspective. Recently his research focus has been on the changing meaning of the symbols of kinship in the context of new reproductive technologies as well as the public perception of genetics. In the last fifteen years he has been the tutor for twenty doctoral dissertations about different aspects of change in family relations. He has conducted fieldwork in Formentera, Catalonia and Poland, studying issues relating to residency, cultural aspects of kinship and implications of techniques of assisted reproduction on family building. He is author of books like Casa i Familia, What’s in a Relative or Parentesco y Modernidad, recently he has co-edited the book “Familias”. Historia de la sociedad española (de la Edad Media a nuestros días), together with the History Professor Francisco Chacón, from Universitat de Múrcia.

Grups de recerca:

Research areas leaders

GENI’s interests are organised around five research areas:

Kinship and Reproduction

Silvia de Zordo

Anthropologist and Senior Researcher ERC / Ramón y Cajal Researcher Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: silviadezordo@ub.edu

Profile: UB

Academic Social Networks: RESEARCHGATE, ORCID


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Contraception, voluntary interruption of pregnancy and conscientious objection in Latin America and Europe.

Silvia De Zordo is currently a Ramón y Cajal main researcher on the project “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” (BAR2LEGAB) fincanced by the ERC (European Research Council). Her recent publications iclude: Reproduction and Biopolitics: Ethnographies of Governance, “Irrationality” and Resistance (ed. with Milena Marchesi), published by Routledge in 2014. This publication obtained the CAR (Council on Anthropology and Reproduction) year’s Most Notable Recent Collection in Anthropology and Reproduction Book Award in 2016. A Fragmented Landscape: Abortion Governance and Protest Logics in Europe, edited jointly with Joanna Mishtal and Lorena Anton and published by Berghahn Books in December 2016.

Montse Pijoan Vives

PhD student, Predoctoral scholarship APIF

Contact: pijoanmontse@ub.edu


Research Lines

Transformations of kinship, construction of kinship.

Montse Pijoan Vives holds a Degree and a Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology by UB. She is a Member of the Research Groups on Gender, Identity and Diversity (GENI), Kinship and Heritage (GRAPP) and Mysticism and Religious Heterodoxies (GREMHER), that belongs to the Research Group on Exclusion and Social Control (GRECS). Her PhD research is based on experiences of coastal navigation: Transitar, el joc entre la comunitat i la institució departs from fieldwork started during the master thesis: La navegació d’altura com una experiència transformadora per a joves de diferents països. Arriving to a boat constitutes a change in rhythm, of daily routine, everything one has to do to eat, sleep or, in this case, sail. The rhythmic organisation of daily life is, in a certain way, the most personal and interior thing in our lives. But the rhythms that we have acquired are both social and internal. The theoretical framework of my research is based on Anthropology of Kinship, from which I base my analysis of the shared experience in training boats on coastal sailing for youngsters between 15 and 25 years of age. Kinship entails the internalisation of difference (mutuality of being). Relationships on a boat are primordial, in which there is a participation of one and other. Coastal navigation is an experience that impresses the youngsters that participate in it because of the effect living in community with a shared intentionality. The boat acts as a collective organism that adapts its movement to that of those who sail it to overcome the unforeseeable.

Migrations and Mobility in the Contemporary World

Rosa Lázaro Castellanos

Lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology of Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: rosylazaro@ub.edu

Profile: UB, ESRU


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Circular Migration, Transnationalism, Intersectionality of Gender, Single-Parent Households

Rosa Lázaro Castellanos is doctor in Social Anthropology, researcher and lecturer in the Department of Social Anthorpology in the Universitat de Barcelona. She garduated on Economics in the Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and completed a Master of Science at the Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico. She has published multiple works on feminism, circular migration and identity.

Maria Ignacia Ibarra Eliessetch

PhD candidate in the Society and Culture programme at UB

Contact: ignacia.ibarra@gmail.com


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María Ignacia Ibarra Eliessetch, is a Sociologist, MB in Social Anthropology and PhD candidate in the Culture and Society Programme at UB (in co-supervision with the Programa de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la UNAM).

Body and Health

Dolors Rodriguez Martin

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

Contact: dolorsrodriguezmart@ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: RESEARCHGATE


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Gender violence, approaching the subject from different perspectives, as well as the deaf community, for more than 15 years, from identity and linguistic and cultural diversity to access to the health system.

Dolors Rodríguez-Martín, is a nurse, anthropologist and doctor in social and cultural anthropology. She teaches in the Nursing degree and elegible subjects, as well as anthropology of health for medical students. She is a member of GRAPP and GENI at Universitat de Barcelona, as well as of the  Grup d’Innovació Docent GIOTEI-UB. She is member of the Equality Commission of the Facultat de Medicina i Ciències de la Salut in UB and founder of the Comissió de Violència Intrafamiliar i de Gènere in Hospital Clínic (CVIG), member of the Xarxa de Dones per la Salut, and founder member of the Comissió de Maltractaments i Salut (CMiS) from the Col·legi Oficial d’Infermeres i Infermers de Barcelona (COIB). 

Identity Processes and Social Control

Livia Motterle

PhD student in the programme of Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: livia.motterle@gmail.com

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Bodies, genders, sexualities, sexual work, public space, urban planning, stigma, rights.

Livia Motterle is a philosopher, anthropologist and feminist activist. From being granted a research scholarship by the Inventari del Patrimoni Etnològic de Catalunya (IPEC) she began to investigate the dynamics of protest of sexual workers in the Raval neighbourhood in Barcelona in 2012 with a project titled Som un barri digne. Etnografia d’una prostitució indignada com fenomen de resistència urbana al Raval. Currently she is a PhD student in the programme of Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) with a doctoral research on the narratives of resistance of sex workers in front of the institutional mechanisms of violence in Barcelona. She has done several publications and conferences on the relationship between body and space, power and violence and gender and politics. She is a member of the Research Groups on Gender, Identity and Diversity (GENI), on Exclusion and Social Control (GRECS), on Anthropology of the Body (ICA) and the Work Group Ethnography of Public Spaces.

Emma Fàbrega Domenech

PhD Candidate, Society and Culture Programme at Universitat de Barcelona

Contact:


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Ageing, identity, migration and life projects

Emma Fàbrega Domènech, is an Anthropologist, MB Anthropological Research by the University of Manchester and PhD Candidate in the Society and Culture Programme at UB. Her research focuses on the processes of identity (re)construction of British expats that retire in Spain, paying special attention to ageing and the migration experienced by these groups at the later stages of the life cycle.

Sexual and Gender Diversity and LGBTQ+ Studies

Jordi Mas Grau

Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer. Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: jordimasgrau@ub.edu

Profile: ESRU, UB

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Sexual and gender diversity, normativities, exclusions and trans studies.

Jordi Mas Grau holds a degree in sociology and a PhD in anthropology by the Universitat de Barcelona, with a doctoral thesis on the medicalisation and pathologisation of trans people. He is currently working as a lecturer and postdoc researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology (University of Barcelona). His areas of interest are sexual and gender diversity, as well as the normative mechanisms of the sex/gender system.

Oscar Guasch

Historian and Anthropologist, Department of Sociology at University of Barcelona

Contact: oscarguasch@ub.edu

Profile: UB

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


Research Lines

Qualitative research techniques in social research, sociology of genders and sexualities

Oscar Guasch is a historian and anthropologist. He works at the Department of Sociology of Universitat de Barcelona. He is interested in masculine identities, history of heterosexuality and homophobia. He also researches gay identities and subcultures. He has been a visiting lecturer and researcher at París-Sorbonne, at Universidad Central de Veneçuela (in Caracas), at Universitat de Montpellier, at Universitat de La Laguna (in Tenerife) and at the University of Amsterdam. Lately he has been developing a research project on the caracteristics of sex work in Spain.

members of the group

PhD candidate in the Culture and Society Programme at UB

Contact: anton.ramos@ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Migrant women; formation of ‘good life’ idees in working practices; atuonomous; modern slavery at the boundaries of (il)legality; gender relations and cultural transmission; overqualification of workers.

Gemma Antón holds a degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Social Education by UB. She has a Master degree on Equal Oportunities for Women by the Institut Europeu d’Estudis Empresarials and a Master on Anthropology and Ethnography by UB, with the thesis: Conciliación e igualdad de genero. Planteamiento y procesos de los planes de igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres y su impacto en las relaciones en el doble trabajo.

She is currently working on the PhD: Reproducción social, migración y generaciones. El caso de las mujeres brasileñas en Barcelona, within the Culture and Society Programme in Anthropology at UB.
She has worked as a researcher in the field of work and personal skills certification within the European project DISCoRSI Migrants: Interregional Dialogue on Services in the field of migrant Integration services in the areas of Housing, Health and Job/Competencies certification in Piedmont, Auvergne-Rhône Alpes and Catalonia Regions [Project 275 – CUP H19D17000780005]. Since 2013 she has been doing her research within the Research Group Estudis Sobre Reciprocitat -GER-UB, and she is the founder and coordinator of the Research Group on Antropologia i Significats de Treball –GREAST, at the Institut Català d’Antropologia –ICA.

 


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Medical Anthropology, Historical Anthropology and Cultural Anthropology

Lecturer at the Social Education and Social Work Faculty – Pere Tarrés (Universitat Ramón Llull)

Contact: martaausona@gmail.com


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Anthropology of Kinship, Gender and Social Control

Degree in Social Work by UB (1999). Postgraduate in Mental Health and intervention with ethnic minorities, migrants and refugees by UB (2000). Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology by UB (2007). PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology by UB (2015) with an ethnographic thesis on social long term breast-feeding and other uses of corporeality in motherhood. She has also conducted research on a diagnostic study about childhood, adolescence and families lead by the Fundació Tot Raval, together with the CIIMU, published in 2007. She collaborates in a I+D project about the individualisation of parenthood. She has given conferences at multiple nacional and international congresses and published scientific papers in research journals and specialised books. She is a co-founder and member of the association Maternitats i Paternitats Contemporànies.

Anthropologist and photojournalist

Contacte: http://blog.annaboye.com


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Matriarchal Communities

Associate Professor, Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: anna.castells@ub.edu


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Phd Student at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Contact: g.colavolpeseveri@ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Medical technology, reproductive rights and health, genetics, kinship, and ethnographic fieldwork

Giulia Colavolpe Severi (MA) holds a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). She is currently enrolled in a doctoral program of the same institution, and has been a visiting PhD student in Chile and Spain.

Universitat Complutense de Madrid

Contact: talinacontreras@gmail.com


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International migrations, economy, labour market

PhD in International Economy and Development by the Universitat Complutense de Madrid. She studied International Migrations at the Institut Universitari Ortega i Gasset and Economy at the  Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas, Mexico. Her current research includes the insertion of Latin and African migrants in the Spanish labour market and informal jobs. She collaborates in the project  “Històries de vida d’immigrants”, at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology at UCM.

Publications: Contreras, T. (2016) “La Mostra Contínua de Vides Laborals (MCVL) en l’estudi de l’ocupació assalariada de la immigració llatinoamericana a Espanya”, en Ministeri d’Ocupació i Seguretat Social (MEYSS), sèrie Migracions Internacionals nº 125. Contreras, Talina (2014) “Associacions de suport a immigrants llatins a Madrid i la seva gestió en el context de crisi, en Gestió de les Organitzacions i Desenvolupament Socioeconòmic. Mexico: Editorial UJED (Universitat Juárez de l’Estat de Durango), pp. 19- 61. [ISBN: 978-607-503-145-3].

Midwife, assisting in the Institut Clínic de Ginecologia, Obstetrícia i Neonatologia de l’Hospital Clínic de Barcelona at Casa Maternitat, Barcelona

Contact: ecrespo@ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: ORCID


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Kinship, reproductive health, assisted reproduction techniques, learning and innovation in teaching.

Midwife, assisting at the Institut Clínic de Ginecologia, Obstetrícia i Neonatologia de l’Hospital Clínic de Barcelona at Casa Maternitat, Barcelona. Lecturer at the Departament de Infermeria Salut Pública, Salut Mental i Maternoinfantil at Universitat de Barcelona (part time), teaching Sexual and Reproductive Health. With a degree in Social and Cultural anthropology and a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology by the Universitat de Barcelona with a research on women’s, couples’ and professionals’ perceptions during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum after assisted reproduction techniques. Member of the group ACOPI-UB, Aprenentatge de Competències Professionals en Infermeria, Grup Innovació Docent Consolidat, GINDOC-UB/145. She is currently collaborating in the project “EU Birth Research Project Action IS1405. Research into birth practices”, in the work group about neuro-psico-social perspectives.

Observatorio de Violencia contra las Mujeres – Salta – Argentina

Contact: aperezdeclercq@gmail.com


Research Lines

Gender relations, sexualities, mental and reproductive health and processes of care

Ana Pérez Declercq is a feminist activist in “Las otras”. She completed her third level studies in sociology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and later specialised with a master on Public Health by the Universidad Nacional de Salta and completed her PhD in Culture and Society at Universidad de Barcelona. She is currently a member of the technical advisory board of the Observatorio de Violencia contra las Mujeres de la Provincia de Salta, Argentina. Among her publications are, (2013) “Regulación de los cuerpos sexuados en la promoción de decisiones reproductivas autónomas” Quaderns-e de l’Institut Català d’Antropologia, 18 (1), pp. 39-51 y (2012) “Una mirada antropológica sobre los ideales normativos de género en la promoción del (auto) cuidado relativo a la anticoncepción” Revista Dos Puntas ISSN: 1853-9297, 6(IV), pp. 93-102.

Independent Researcher

Contact: mercefalguera@gmail.com

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Genders, bodies, sexualities, kinship, reproduction, diversity in sexuality, relationships and family.

Doctor in Social and Cultural Anthropology by the UB. Member of the Research and Action Line Genders, Bodies and Sexualities (LIRAGCS), within the research group GRECS- UB, since November 2012. Since 2016, member of the LIESS Network (Laboratorio iberoamericano para el estudio sociohistórico de las sexualidades) and of the Red Temática de Estudios Transdisciplinarios del Cuerpo y las Corporalidades- Cuerpo en Red. She also works as a social educator with children, youth and family.

PhD student in the Programme on Advanced Studies on Anthropology in UB
Contact: rfrasquet@ub.edu


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Anthropology of kinship and family transformations, anthropology of gender and motherhoods

Degree in Journalism by UAB; Degree and masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology by UB. She has been the technical coordinator and scholarship researcher at the Consorci d’Infància i Món Urbà de Barcelona (CIIMU) in the project ‘Famílies d’Avui. Un estudi sobre els Noves famílies a l’àrea de Barcelona’, (CIIMU/UB), funded by Inventari del Patrimoni Etnològic de Catalunya (IPEC) between 2009-2011. Her master thesis was titled: “De la solitud a l’autonomia. Processos de construcció identitària i legitimació de la maternitat com un projecte individual”. From this work she has published: Frasquet, R. M (2013): “La construcción de la maternidad como un proyecto autónomo: el caso de las madres solteras por elección a través de técnicas de reproducción asistida en Barcelona” en Maternidades, Procreación y Crianza en Transformación, pp. 163-184. Barcelona, Ed. Bellaterra.

She collaborates in the I+D Project “La individualización de las relaciones de parentesco, un estudio antropológico”, coordinated by Joan Bestard, contributing with her fieldwork with women who become mothers without a male partner.

She is currently a PhD candidate in the Programme of Advanced Studies on Anthropology at the UB and she has an APIF PhD scholarship, her dissertation analyses in-depth the way in which new forms of reproduction chosen by women who become mothers without a male partner impacts on the social and symbolic order.

Member of l’Associació Antropologies

Contacto: martinfrasso@gmail.com


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Gender, LGBT+ exclusion/social cohesion and health

Social Anthropologist by the Universitat de Barcelona, member of the Associació Antropologies, he collaborates with the Centre d’Estudis Africans i Interculturals (CEAi) and is the editor of (con)textos: revista d’antropologia i investigació social. His approach is interdisciplinary and focused on application, and he is currently researching and carrying out educational work in the fields of gender, LGBT+, exclusion/social cohesion and health.

GEDIME, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona; GENI, Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: berta.guell@gmail.com

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Racism, Discrimination and intersectionality, immigration and integration policies, unions and immigration.

Degree in political science and research master in Sociology. At present, she is a postdoctoral researcher at GEDIME/CER-Migracions at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her research is focused on sociological and anthropological analysis of migrations and social exclusion. She has worked at the European Social Research Unit in UB for 8 years (2008-2016) participating in the writing and implementation of different research projects for national and European institutions’ programmes. Her PhD, at the Department of Sociology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, focused on the Pakistani businesses in the city of Barcelona. Because of her specialisation on this area she has collaborated with Barcelona City Hall in a couple of research projects on the economic promotion among the Pakistani community in the city. Some of her most recent publications include: Güell, B. (2016) “The Backstage of Pakistani Businesses in Barcelona: Unravelling Strategies from the Ground”. South Asian Diaspora, 8 (1): 15-30.

Professor Campus Docent Sant Joan de Déu-Fundació Privada

Contact: einsa@santjoandedeu.edu.es


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Kinship relationships, intersubjectivity, illness and ethics/morality.

She is Professor at Campus Docent Sant Joan de Déu- Fundació privada since 2007. She holds a degree in Nursing by the Escola Universitària d’Infermeria Sant Joan de Déu (affiliated to UB) and a degree in Social and Cultural anthropology (UB). She was a student in the Master of Ethnography and Anthropology (UB), to finally become a PhD in the Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology Programme (UB). She presented her doctoral thesis “El Ser Gen-ètic. Etnografia de l’experiència de malaltia hereditària a Barcelona i Los Àngeles” in 2016.

Professor in the Nursing Department, Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: carmenlopez@ub.edu


Research Lines

Anthropology of Gender and Family, Anthropology of Health

Carmen López holds a PhD on Social Anthropology by the Universitat de Barcelona. She coordinates the Master on Programes de Prevenció, vigilància i control relacionades amb el sistema sanitari UB/IL3 since 2011.  She is a Professor of the Nursing Department on Public, Mental and Mother-Child Health at the Universitat de Barcelona. She trains nurses and doctors on Public Health, Health Education and Epidemiology of Infections.

PhD candidate in Social and Cultural Anthropology, UB

Contact: joseplluislancina@ub.edu


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Anthropology of the body, anthropology of music, studies of performance and collective and individual identity construction through music

Josep Lluís Lancina Murillo is a PhD student in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). Graduated in Social and Cultural anthropology and Master in Anthropology and Ethnography by UB. His research object is the role of identity elements of bodily movements in musical performance in different local music scenes. He is a member of the research group on anthropology of the body at the Catalan Institute of Anthropology (ICA). He has recently published “En La Roca, el hardcore es cultura”. Las prácticas DIY y la construcción de una identidad local” Cuadernos de Arte e Antropologia, vol. 5, p. 43-58.

PhD and Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Universidad de Barcelona

Contact: emaestre@ub.edu


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Mediterranean diet; teaching innovation creating materials and conducting teachers training in relation to Gamification; Gender Violence.

Elena Maestre is a nurse, dietician and Master in ICTs, specialised on Gamification and teaching innovation. She is currently a PhD candidate on ICTs and e-learning. She is a lecturer in the Nursing degree, Biochemistry and Nutrition, also teaching elective subjects in the Masters of Nursing and Journalism. She is a member of the Teaching Innovation Group GIOTEI-UB. She belongs to the board of equality of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in UB, is secretary of the Societat Catalana  d’Alimentació i Dietètica Clínica at the Acadèmia de Ciències Mèdiques de Catalunya, and a external consultant at the Col·legi de Dietistes de Catalunya (CODINUCAT), she also collaborates with Ferran Adrià’s Bulli Foundation.

Department of Humanities, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Web: www.migrationist.com

Contact: d.mata.codesal@gmail.com / diana.mata@upf.edu

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Articulations and meanings of (im)mobility including relationships and processes of othering, creation of ‘us’ and its relationship with migration and autochthony; bodily and sensorial experiences of migration and interaction; gender and transnational families, especially in regards to remittances.

Diana Mata Codesal (PhD in Migration Studies, University of Sussex) is an anthropologist and currently researcher Beatriu de Pinós/Marie Curie fellow at the Department of Humanities of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Her research interest is on human (im)mobility. For this she uses frameworks of analysis that allow to study migrants and non-migrants together, recipients and senders of remittances, international migrants and internal migrants, transnational family members in origin and destination, etc. Methodologically, she has extensive experience with a wide range of methodological approaches and qualitative techniques, from projects with participative methodologies to all kinds of participant observation, floating or non-intrusive, individual interviews with different degrees of structure and formality and focus groups. She has published in journals such as Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Migraciones Internacionales, Journal of Comparative Migration Studies or Migration Letters among others. Her publications can be accessed at her website: www.migrationist.com

Professor and Coordinator of the Master on Gender and Communication, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Contact: isabel.muntane@uab.cat


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Gender, Communication

PhD researcher at UOC

Contact: knardini@uoc.edu

ACADEMIA


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Gender, feminist philosophies and epistemologies, masculinities, activism

With studies on Philosophy and Gender, she is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Her project analyses the networks of men for gender justice in Italy and Spain. Along with Begonya Enguix and Paco Abril she participates in the project Men in Movement which organises congresses about masculinity studies. Krizia is a member of Atgender: European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation i de MenEngage Europe and since 2015 of American Men’s Studies Association.

PhD Researcher, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Academic Social Networks: RESEARCHGATE


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Anthropology of Migration, Gender and Health

PhD Researcher with a Doctoral Grant at DAFITS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Maria Offenhenden holds a degree in Anthropology, sociocultural orientation by the Universidad of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2007) and a Master on Migration and Social Mediation by Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2012). Between 2005 and 2010 she work in diverse social intervention projects for immigrant population in Italy .

PhD Scholarship Becas Chile-CONICYT

Contact: aolivava8@alumnes.ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


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Social memory, collective memory, intergenerational transmission, daily life, political violence

Psychologist by the Universidad de Chile, Master in Anthropology and Ethnography by UB and PhD student in the Programme of Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology at the UB.

Postdoc Researcher, Social Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Contact: maria.olivella@uab.cat


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Gender, Intersectionality, Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Biopolitics, Gender Violence and Public Policy.

Maria Olivella Quintana is a researcher and feminist activist specialised on intersectional public policy, sexual and reproductive health and gender violence. She has worked as a researcher, educator and enabler for the last eight years in public and academic institutions and grassroots organisations in Spain, UK and the USA. She is currently a postdoc researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, as well as an external assessor for various institutions.

President of the Comissió Catalana d’Ajuda al Refugiat

Contact: www.miguelpajares.com


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Immigration, International Protection, Asylum, Human Rights

Researcher

Contact: martina.pasqualetto89@gmail.com


Research Lines

Labour Market and Immigration, Social Inequalities, Social Movements

Martina Pasqualetto has an academic background in Political Sciences, International Relations and Human rights (BA, University of Padua) with a specialization in European Studies (MA, University of Padua). In 2016 she pursued the executive MA in Immigration and Social Transformation at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Recently, she worked as a research intern at the European Social Research Unit (ESRU), University of Barcelona. Her interests are focused both on Immigration and Labour market topics: after investigating the relations between migration flows and the European labor market, her latest research examined unpaid labour, neoliberalism and social inequalities. She is currently involved in a research on Italian asylum seekers-related social movements.

Lecturer, Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: cpremat@ub.edu


Research Lines:

Community Dynamics, Social Cohesion, Public Space, Youth and Community, Youth and Violence, Exclusion and Space.

Cèlia Premat has an extensive experience in the field of education, applied anthropology and Strategic Planning, as well as in training, support and advising professionals. She has worked in research and community professional and transversal practice and its application to education and to knowledge transfer.
She also specialises in community dynamics and  network building, with experience among various groups (from a gender, age and cultural origin perspective). She has a strong knowledge of territories and neighbourhoods from the perspectives of the public space, service providers and public authorities. She is also interested in issues regarding social cohesion, intercultural dialogue, cross-generational relations and gender relations.

Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: arigol@ub.edu


Research Lines

Mental health, from the perspective of gender in relation to violence, in the construction of bodily identity of youngsters with anorexia and in the processes of inclusion of disabled people.

Assumpta Rigol, is a nurse specialising in Mental Health, Master in Social Psychiatry and Doctor in Social and Cultural Anthropology. She teaches nursing students on Mental Health and medical students on the anthropology of health. She is a member of  GRAPP and GENI at Universitat de Barcelona, Grup d’Innovació Docent GIOTEI-UB, and of the Red Panamericana de Enfermería en Salud Mental. She is currently the president of the Equality Comission of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and she belongs to different scientific associations. Founding member of the Centre for Australian Studies at Universitat de Barcelona, honour member of the Colegio de Profesionales de Enfermería de Misiones (Argentina, de la Asociación Universitaria de Estudios de las Mujeres (AUDEM), among others. She belongs to the editorial team of the journal PRESENCIA and of the Uruguayan Nursing Journal. She has published in many journals, edited several books and been a speaker at a number of national and international conferences. 

PhD researcher, European Social Research Unit, Department of Social Anthropology, Universitat de Barcelona

Contact: malin.roiha@ub.edu

Academic Social Networks: ACADEMIA


Research Lines

Gender, migration, racism, hate speech, social exclusion.

Malin Roiha holds a BA in Social Anthropology and Gender Studies, and an MA in Social Anthropology from Stockholm University. She is a PhD candidate at the Department of Social Anthropology of the UB and researcher at the European Social Research Unit, where she is currently involved in the transnational coordination of the research project SupportVoC (Justice Programme of the EU) and in the methodology coordination and research of the REACT project (Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme) on online hate speech and counter-narratives.

PhD Researcher


Research Lines

Identity, Immigration, Nation Building

Eunice Romero Rivera, has a degree in political science and a master in public policies by Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), and her Proficiency in Academic Research in sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She has researched on identity, nation building and immigration. Currently she is doing a PhD in the Societat de la Informació Programme at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Her PhD analyses how processes of national subjectivity interrelate and co-build social stratification in the sentiment of Catalan belonging.

Researcher, PhD Candidate

Contact: alexia.rue@ub.edu

Academic Social Netowrks: ACADEMIA


Research Lines

Migration, Asylum, Exclusion, Anthropology of the State, Policy Implementation

Graduated in philosophy and social anthropology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – UAB) and with a master in migration studies (ERASMUS MUNDUS University of Amsterdam, Universidad de Deusto, University College Dublin), Alèxia is currently a doctoral candidate in social and cultural anthropology at the UAB and a Research Assistant at the European Social Research Unit in Universitat de Barcelona, where she collaborates with the projects REACT and SupportVoC. Her current research analyses the implementation of the asylum reception system in Spain, focusing on humanitarian NGOs.

Lecturer and Researcher, Universitat de Barcelona / Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Contact: sandra.soler@ub.edu


Research Lines

Musicology, Gender

Sandra Soler Campo holds a PhD on History and Music Science by the Universidad de la Rioja. She did her masters in Applied Feminist, Gender and Citizenship Studies in the Universitat Jaume I and completed her degree on English and Music teaching at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Her research lines are feminist musicology, pedagogy and new teaching methods.  

She is currently a lecturer and researcher at UB and UOC, as well as a school and high-school teacher in Barcelona.

Head of Research at Institut de Seguretat Pública de Catalunya, Departament d’Interior de la Generalitat

Contact: lvalles@gencat.cat


Research Lines

Culture in law enforcement; Gender, equality and discrimination in the judicial system and police forces, law enforcement training.

Lola Vallès has an extensive professional and action-research experience in the areas of justice and police forces. Her research activities have comprised studies on racial profiling, public order, conflict management, law enforcement training, the behaviour of victims and survivors of catastrophes, gender and equality issues within the police forces and identity construction of police officers. Similarly, she has a long international trajectory that comprises participation in European research projects, research networks on police training like CEPOL, the European Agency for Law Enforcement Training and  FRANCOPOL. Lola Vallès holds a degree in Anthropology and a master in Criminology, disciplines she combines in her research work. Currently she is working on her Phd on law enforcement culture. Additionally, she has extensive experience as a lecturer at UOC and UB.

Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Padova

Contact: giulia.zanini@ub.edu


Research Lines

Family and kinship, reproductive medicine, religion, gender, family and health policies and citizenship.

Giulia Zanini (PhD) is a medical anthropologist and sociologist specialized in kinship, who obtained her PhD from the European University Institute (EUI). She was a Marie Curie-Piscopia post-doctoral fellow at the University of Padova (Italy) and participated in the (IN) Fercit project based at the University of the Aegean (Greece).

Research Assistant

Contact: annkathrin.ziegler@ub.edu


Research Lines

Gender and sexuality studies and their intersection with religion, reproductive health and ethnographic fieldwork

Ann-Kathrin Ziegler (MSc) received a Master’s degree in Social Science from the University of Amsterdam in 2016, for which she conducted ethnographic research on sexuality and religion in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology from Goethe University in Frankfurt, and completed The Interdisciplinary Programme in Women and Gender Studies at the Cornelia Goethe Centrum in Frankfurt in 2014.

international partners

NAME INSTITUTION AREA
Claudia Palma Universidad de Costa Rica (CR) Anthropology
Ana Pekarek Professional Salta (AR) Community Psychology
Ana Perez Declercq Universidad de Salta (AR) Anthropology
Gargi Bhattacharyya University of East London (UK) Sociology
Isabelle Carles Université Libre de Bruxelles (BL) Social Sciences
Martina Klett-Davies London School of Economics (UK) Sociology and Geography
Eleonore Kofman Middlesex University (UK) Sociology
Mónica Moreno Cambridge University (UK) Sociology
Fabio Perocco Università Ca’Foscari Venezia (IT) Sociology
Czarina Wilpert Technische Universität Berlin (AL) Sociology
Joao de Pina Cabral University of Kent (UK) Social Anthropology
Jeanette Edwards University of Manchester (UK) Social Anthropology
Giulia Colavolpe Severi IAC-LAIOS, EHESS (FR) Anthropology
Francesco Iannuzzi Università di Padova (IT) Sociology
Oliva López Sánchez UNAM FES Iztacala (MX) Sociocultural Studies
Matthew Hughey University of Connecticut (US) Sociology
Luke Stobart Birkbeck College (UK) Political Economy
Elisabetta di Giovanni University of Palermo (IT) Anthropology
Jacqueline Wagner Washington University in St. Louis (US) Anthropology

 

 

GENI also has links with different international institutions for ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility for Training and supports PhD students with Fulbright Grants in Spain.