- Andreu Tomàs, Agustí
- Anleu Hernández, Claudia María
- Bodoque Puerta, Yolanda
- Correa-Urquiza Vidal, Martin
- Cubells Bartolomé, Maria Ramon
- Deusdad Ayala, Blanca
- Di Giacomo, Susan M.
- Forns Fernández, Maria Victòria
- García Moreno, Cristina
- Gracia Arnaiz, Mabel
- Martínez Hernáez, Ángel
- Maza Gutiérrez, Gaspar
- Moreras Palenzuela, Jordi
- Ortega, Francisco
- Puig Cruells, Carmina
- Roca Girona, Jordi
- Soronellas Masdeu, Montserrat
- Torrens Bonet, Ramona
- Vallverdú Vallverdú, Jaume
- Vidal, Fernando
- Zafra Aparici, Eva
Agustí Andreu Tomàs (Associate Professor)
Agustí Andreu Tomàs holds a PhD. on Urban Anthropology Urbana (URV, 2011). He has developed his professional duties at the 'Delta de l'Ebre' Natural Park. Director of the Environmental School of 'Delta de l'Ebre' (1985-1992). He has participated as a researcher in different R+D+R projects funded by the National Research Plan (Spanish Government), as in other competitive research projects, focused on migration studies and ethnologic heritage. Coordinator of several graduate programs at the URV on cultural management and heritage. Visiting lecturer at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil, 2011-2012). Part-time professor at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) since 2002.
Research interests: Anthropology of fishing; cultural and natural heritage; ethnologic museums; heritage and local development.
Teaching: Undergraduate Programme on Anthropology and Human Evolution
Claudia María Anleu Hernández (Associate Professor)
PhD in Migrations and Social Mediation from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2015). She holds a Master's degree in Social Psychology and Political Violence from the Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala (2004) and a Master's degree in Migration and Social Mediation (URV, 2010). She holds a degree in Social Work from Rafael Landívar University (Guatemala, 2000). Her teaching experience began in Guatemala in the 1990s. She is a member of L'ITA, of the Chair of Social Inclusion, of the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC) and of the board of the Faculty of Legal Sciences of the URV. She has specialised in the phenomenon of resilience and its approach. She is the author of several books and book chapters. She has also numerous articles in indexed journals addressing resilience in migration contexts, feminicide, mixed couples and teaching in social work. She has participated in several R&D research projects on different topics (most recently on care, drug use and ageing). She has been a reviewer for high-impact journals. She has recently started research on ageing from different fields and is currently the Principal Investigator of the project AGORAge. Ageing in caring community (pilot of the H2020-COESO project), and member of the project "Active Ageing, a healthy lifestyle" coordinated by the University of Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Rep.).
Research interests: Resilience; migration; social work; social intervention; ageing; violence/feminicide.
Teaching: Undergraduate Programme in Social Work, Master in Innovation in the Social and Educational Intervention, Doctorate programme in Social Work
Yolanda Bodoque Puerta (Associate Professor - Serra Húnter Programme)
PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 1996) and Serra Húnter fellow at the Department since 2002. She has done pre-doctoral research stays at the Univ. of Nanterre (France), and post-doctoral (ERASMUS STA program) at the ISCTE of Lisbon (Portugal) and at the Univ. from Friborg (Switzerland). She has also been a guest professor and researcher at the Univ. from Campinas (Brazil). She was a professor at the Univ. Católica de San Antonio de Murcia (1997-2001) and at the Univ. Open of Catalonia (2005-2007). She is currently responsible for the URV Degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution (URV-UOC). Member of the ITA: Association of Anthropology and the Interuniversity Institute of Women and Gender Studies. She has participated as a researcher in several research projects, related to gender, migrations and the transformations of rural societies. In this field, his ethnographic work on the phenomenon of women's caravans in rural Spain stands out. Since 2015 she has been part of the Research Group on Men in Care with which she has participated in three projects (Recercaixa, 2015-2018; R+D+I, 2018-2021; and Fondo Supera Covid-19, 2020-2021). She is currently co-Principal Investigator of a coordinated R+D+I project (2021-2024) on the impact of COVID-19 on the social organization of care and the transformation of the social care model. She also participates as a researcher in a pilot of the European COESO project (H2020) on aging in caring communities. She is the author or co-author of several book chapters and scientific articles.
Research interests: Migrations; male singleness; stratified reproduction; reagrarianization initiatives; care work; migrations and care; the mosaics of care resources in homes and their transformations; care in the community.
Teaching: Degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution; Degree in Social Work; Master in Urban Anthropology, Migrations and Social Intervention. Doctorate in Anthropology and Communication and Doctorate in Gender Studies: Cultures, Societies and Politics.
Martín Correa-Urquiza Vidal (Associate Professor - Serra Húnter Programme)
Martín Correa-Urquiza Vidal holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the URV (2010), a degree in Communication Sciences from Buenos Aires University (1997), a Master's in Public Opinion from FLACSO (Argentina) (1998), and a Master's in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2005). He is a co-director and the coordinator of the URV's graduate programme in Collective Mental Health and a part-time lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He has research expertise in several fields, including health, mental health, and communitarian communication. He is a founder and general coordinator of the Radio Nikosia social and cultural association. He is also a member of the Research Group in Social Anthropology (URV) and the coordinator of the Research Group in the Anthropology of Madness (Catalan Institute of Anthropology).
Research interests: Mental health; health and adolescence; communication.
Teaching: Master in Medical Anthropology and Global Health; Master in Youth and Society; Graduate Programme in Collective Mental Health.
Maria Ramon Cubells Bartolomé (Associate professor)
María Ramon holds a PhD. in Philosophy (UB, 1993). Professor at the URV since 1992. Visiting professor at the UB and at the University of Granada. Her research activity focuses on the thought of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and has specialized in the philosophy of G.W. Leibniz. Leibniz. He participates in the project "Leibniz in Spanish". Member of the research group EIDOS, Hermeneutics, Platonism and Modernity (2014 SGR 506) and of the German Classical Philosophy Study Group, GEFCA. Editor of volume 14, Philosophical and Scientific Works. Correspondence I of G.W. Leibniz (Comares, 2007). Currently, she is vice-president of the Spanish Leibniz Society for Baroque and Enlightenment Studies (SEL). Member of the Societat Catalana de Filosofia (IEC) and of the Red Iberoamericana Leibniz.
Research interests: 1) History of modern philosophy: Descartes, Leibniz and Kant; modern metaphysics, theory of knowledge; 2) Theory of art and aesthetics: history of modern aesthetics, problems of contemporary aesthetics; 3) The birth of aesthetics: Alexander Baumgarten and the Leibnizian universe.
Teaching: Degree in History; Degree in Art History; Degree in English; Degree in Catalan Language and Literature; Degree in Hispanic Language and Literature and Doctoral Programme on Anthropology and Communication.
Blanca Deusdad Ayala (Associate professor)
Blanca holds a PhD in Sociology (UB, 2002). Degree in Geography and History, specializing in cultural anthropology (UB, 1989). She received a Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellowship (2004-2005) for Boston University and for Harvard University (2006 and 2008). Professor at the URV since 2009. She has been the coordinator of the EU project Horizon 2020: SoCaTel. A multi-stakeholder co-creation platform for better access to long-term care services (2017-21), in which the SoCaTel platform for carrying out digital co-creation of long-term care services has been developed from a humanistic centric approach. Two twinning projects from DigitalHelathEurope, 2020 in Italy (Veneto) and In-4-AHA (EIP on AHA), 2022 in the Czech Republic (Ústí nad Labem) on the adoption of the SoCaTel platform are being carried out. She has also participated in other European funded projects on long-term care: the COST Action social services, welfare states and places (2011-15) and COST Action Ageism a multi-national, interdisciplinary perspective (2014-18). Guest Editor of the Special Issue of the Journal of Social Service Research (2016) about ageing and the economic crisis. She was the coordinator of the Master Degree on Medical Anthropology and Global Health (2016-2018). She is also collaborator at the Finnish Centre of Excellence AgeCare, University of Jyväskylä, where she is involving digitalisation of care work. She is also an associate member of Boston University's Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences and member of the UNESCO Housing Chair at the URV.
Research interests: Ageing, ethics and the use of emergent technologies and AI in ageing and social services; Integrated care, community-based care and co-creation; Loneliness and ageism; Ageing-in-place and new models of housing for older adults; Intercultural education and citizenship education.
Teaching: Undergraduate Programme in Social Work; Interuniversity Master in Medical Anthropology and Global Health; Master in Health and Aging (Faculty of Medicine, URV); Master in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention; Doctoral Programme on Social Work and Doctoral Programme on Anthropology and Communication.
(1951-2019) PhD in Anthropology by the University of Massachusetts, USA (1985). She received her training in medical anthropology through a postdoc in the Department of Social Medicine and Global Health at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. She specialised in cultural studies of biomedicine, specifically the experience and survival of cancer, narratives of illness and autoethnography, and adolescent mental health and distress. Her research activity is notable for her ethnographic fieldwork, both in Catalonia and in the United States.
Her lines of research were: Cultural studies of biomedicine and narratives of illness; nationalism and linguistic ideology; autoethnography; historical memory; anthropology of professional work in the contemporary university; translation theory from ethnography.
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Maria Victòria Forns Fernández (Permanent collaborating lecturer)
Maria Vitòria holds a PhD in Anthropology excellent cum laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award (URV, 2020), Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 2003) and Diploma in Social Work (UB, 1990). DEA in Urban Studies and Social Movements (URV, 2006). Postgraduate Diploma in University Teaching in the European Higher Education Area (URV, 2006), Postgraduate Diploma in Social Mediation (Generalitat de Catalunya, 2003) and Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Local Administration (URV, 2010) and Master in Advanced Studies in Administration and Public Law (URV, 2018). Director of the Social Action Department of Caritas Diocesana de Tarragona (2000-2010). Councilor of Tarragona City Council (2007-2015) and Member of the Parliament of Catalonia (2010-2015). Member of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Science and Technology (CAPCIT, 2005-2007). She has carried out research stays at the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná and the Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil, 2016-2017). She is responsible for several knowledge outreach projects related to her lines of research. Since 2019 she is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Social Work of the Official College of Social Work of Catalonia. Responsible for teaching Social Work (URV, 2017-). Co-director of the Chair of Social Inclusion (URV) since 2021. Director of the Postgraduate Course in the Legal Regime of Personal Care in Social Matters (URV, 2021-2022).
Research interests: Models and organisation of the public social services system; social rights; social services and the welfare state; intervention in contexts of the social periphery; male violence and feminicide; teaching innovation in the area of professional practices in Social Work.
Teaching: Degree in Social Work; Master in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention, PhD in Social Work; Postgraduate Diploma in local management, Management Function from the UAB, Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision in the Area of Personal Care from the URV, Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management of Local Security from the URV, and Doctoral Programme on Social Work.
Cristina García Moreno (Associate Professor)
Cristina holds a Ph.D. in Urban Anthropology from the URV (2011), excellent cum laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Degree in Sociology (UAB, 2002) and Diploma in Social Work (UB, 1995). She has been a lecturer at the URV since 2003. She has carried out postdoctoral research stays at the Université Moulay Ismaïl (Morocco), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Universidad de La Habana (Cuba). She has participated in R+D+I research projects of the Plan Nacional de Investigació, on gender issues, migrations and transnational trajectories. In 2013 she received an Academic Activity Award from the URV. She is an external evaluator of publications linked to CSIC Collections, among others. She is currently secretary of the Department.
Research interests: Transnational migration; Cuban migration; migration and gender; migration for love, social intervention and support networks (family, social and institutional).
Teaching: Degree in Social Work; Master's Degree in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention; Doctoral Programme in Social Work.
Maria Isabel Gracia Arnaiz (Full Professor)
Mabel holds a PhD in Geography and History, Urban Anthropology Programme (UB, 1994). Researcher at the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC), URV. She has been a researcher and visiting professor, among others, at the Edgar Morin Centre (CNRS, Paris), Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS, Mexico); and Visiting Fellow at Durham University (UK) and at the Food Studies Centre of the SOAS, University of London (UK). She has coordinated several R&D projects and has done fieldwork in Spain and Mexico on what is known as "food modernity". She has held various academic management positions with the URV and was director of the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work from 2016 to 2020. Currently, she is the principal research of the research project “Eating Matters: The Challenges of Inclusive, Healthy and Sustainable Eating for a Better Ageing”.
Research interests: Anthropology of food; medical anthropology; anthropology of gender.
Teaching: Degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution; Interuniversity Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and Doctoral Programme in Anthropology and Communication.
Angel Martinez Hernáez (Full Professor)
Angel holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology (UB, 1994). He has held various academic positions at the URV and was the director of the Department from 2012 to 2016. He has been professor or visiting professor/researcher, among others, at the UB, the University of California at Berkeley, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia and various universities in Brazil. He is an advisor, expert and/or evaluator for various public bodies, including the World Health Organization-Regional Office for Europe and the EU's Sixth Framework Programme. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, as well as several books. Currently, he is one of the principal researchers of the R&D project: “Síndrome de Cautiverio: Análisis compartaivo de la experiencias de las personas afectadas" and is the director of the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC).
Research interests: Medical anthropology; anthropological theory; "biopolitics" of afflictions; health policies in Europe and Latin America; mental health; Amazonian cultures.
Teaching: Degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution; Interuniversity Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health; Interuniversity Master's Degree in Youth and Society; FURV postgraduate courses and Doctoral progamme in Anthropology and Communication.
Gaspar Maza Gutiérrez (Associate Professor)
Gaspar holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology (URV, 1999), with the thesis “Producción, reproducción y cambios en la marginación urbana. La juventud del barrio del Raval de Barcelona 1989-1998.” Degree in Geography and History (1988) and Postgraduate in Social Education (1989) from the University of Barcelona. He worked as a social educator in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona City Council between 1987 and 2004. He has been a lecturer at the URV since 2005. Since 2013, he has also been a lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences, Ramon Llull University. He is currently the coordinator (URV) of the Degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution, and principal researcher of the project “Biopsy, "tourist ethnographic-architectural raising" of the "Golden Coast" after the coronavirus”
Research interests: Urban anthropology; migratory processes; anthropology of sport (sport and public space, sport and social intervention); urban diagnosis and participatory processes; culture and visual projects; neighborhoods and urban regeneration processes; mobility studies; young people; transnational biographies.
Teaching: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work; Master's Degree in Urban Anthropology, Migrations and Social Intervention; Master's Degree in Youth and Society; Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.
Jordi Moreras Palenzuela (Associate Professor - Serra Húnter Programme)
Jordi holds a PhD in Anthropology from the URV (2009) and a Master's in Euro-Arab Studies (University of Girona, 1993). Between 1995 and 2001 he was coordinator of the migration area of the Cidob Foundation and, between 2002 and 2003, head of studies at the Secretariat of Religious Affairs of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He has published eight monographs and several articles in journals such as The Muslim World, Revista d'Etnologia de Catalunya, Arxiu d'Etnografia de Catalunya, Afers Internacionals, Migraciones and Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales, among others. He currently coordinates the Master in Medical Anthropology and Global Health.
Research interests: Anthropology of Islam; migration; religion; anthropology of death.
Teaching: Bachelor's Degree in Social Work; Inter-University Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health; Master's Degree in Urban Anthropology, Migrations and Social Intervention.
Francisco Ortega (ICREA researcher)
Francisco received a MA from Universidad Complutense in Madrid (1986) and a PhD in Philosophy from Bielefeld University (1995). He is also Visiting Professor at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine of King's College, London. Before joining ICREA, Francisco was full professor at the Institute for Social Medicine of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1999-2021); and Associate Professor at the Federal University of Goiás in Brazil (1996-1999). He was visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Bielefeld University, Oldenburg University, University of Buenos Aires, CSIC in Madrid, University of Campinas, and Fluminense Federal University in Brazil. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Movement for Global Mental Health and the Steering Committee of the Global Social Medicine Network.
Research interests: Interactions between global biopsychiatry and local psychiatric epistemologies; the revitalization of social medicine as a vital intersection of social sciences, medical practice and policy; the interfaces between the brain sciences and the human and social sciences; the role of neuroscientific theories in the construction of personal and social identities; the pragmatic negotiation of psychiatric diagnosis; and the emergence of new forms of solidarity and mutual aid in the context of the health and economic crisis of the covid-19 pandemic
Teaching: Master in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and Doctoral Programme on Anthropology & Communication.
Camina Puig Cruells (Associate Professor)
Carmina holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 2009) with the thesis La supervisión en la intervención social (Supervision in social intervention), Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Degree in Psychology (Univ. Ramon Llull, 2000). Postgraduate in Counselling (Univ. Ramon Llull, 2001) and in Systemic Coaching (UAB, 2009). Master in Anthropology of Medicine and International Health (URV, 2007). She collaborates with institutions and organisations in social welfare and health programmes, and in the supervision of teams of professionals. She has been a visiting lecturer and researcher at various Latin American universities, such as the Univ. Nacional de Rosario (Argentina), the Univ. Nacional de México and the Univ. de la Rep. de Uruguay, among others. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Spanish universities of Granada, Complutense de Madrid, Alicante and Zaragoza. She is Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Social Work.
Lines of interests: Professional practices and systems in social intervention; spaces of supervision and professional counselling processes in psychosocial work teams and in spaces for the improvement and care of professionals.
Teaching: Undergraduated programme in Social Work; Master's Degree in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention; Master's Degree in Urban Anthropology, Migrations and Social Intervention; Doctoral Programme in Social Work.
Jordi Roca Girona (Full professor)
Jordi holds a PhD from the UB (1992). He has been principal investigator of several R+D+I projects of the National Research Plan and other projects of competitive calls focused, among others, on the different gender dimensions present in the so-called "love migrations" and "mixed couples", on which he has done fieldwork in Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Ukraine. He has been director of the Department from 2008 to 2012. He has also been coordinator of the PhD program in Urban Anthropology, with mention of quality, and subsequently of the Anthropology and Anthropology and Communication, as well as responsible for the Master in Urban Anthropology. He has made several visits as guest or visiting professor at the Univ. of California (USA); UNAM, CIESAS and Iberoamericana, in Mexico; and Campinas, UFRJ and Natal, in Brazil; among others.
Research interests: Gender relations; mixed couples; love; migration; memory and biographical narratives; ethnography.
Teaching: Undergraduated programme in Anthropology and Human Evolution; Master in Urban Anthropology, Migrations and Social Intervention and Doctoral programme in Anthropology and Communication.
Montserrat Soronellas Masdeu (Associate professor)
Montserrat holds a PhD in Anthropology (URV, 2002). Head of the Department from 2020 to 2024. Coordinator of two master's programs of the Department (2007-2016). She has conducted research on the field of family and kinship in the context of the mechanisms of reproduction and transformation of agrarian and rural societies, on which she has published several articles and books. She also studies international migrations, with special interest in transnational families and the impact of migratory flows in rural contexts, new ruralities and re-agrarianization initiatives. The latest projects in which she has participated are linked to the care of the elderly and dependents, gender inequalities and recently on the impact of Covid-19 on caregivers. She is currently co-principal investigator of a coordinated R+D+I project (2021-2024) on the impact of COVID-19 on the social organization of care and transformation of the social care model.
Research interests: Rural development; international migrations; kinship and social reproduction; family and gender relations; care models.
Teaching: Undergraduated programme in Anthropology and Human Evolution; Degree in Social Work; Degree in Art History; Master in Urban Anthropology, Migrations and Social Intervention and PhD in Anthropology and Communication.
Ramona Torrens Bonet (Permanent collaborating lecturer)
Ramona holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 2009). Diploma in Social Work (URV,1989) and degree in Social Anthropology (URV, 1999). Responsible of the Degree in Social Work at the URV in different periods. Promoter of the Master in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention. She has done research in different population areas (people with intellectual disabilities, migrations, children in poverty, care of dependent people, supervision and impact of COVID-19), always from the perspective of the needs of care and attention to people in vulnerable situations and professionals working in the sectors, the public-private relationship in the management of services and the applied dimension to propose lines of social intervention of local and political impact. Consulting services to socio-educational networks and community plans.
Research interests: Female migrations; care and attention to dependency; social services; third sector; social policy; social exclusion and child poverty.
Teaching: Undergraduated programme in Social Work; Master in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention; Doctoral programme in Social Work (URV).
Jaume Vallverdú Vallverdú (Associate Professor)
He holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 1997). He has been a professor at the URV since 1999. Consultant professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the UOC, since 2001. He has conducted research work mainly in the fields of religion and religious movements, as well as politics and social movements. Since 2006 she is a member of the Research Group on Anthropology of the Body at the Institution Milà i Fontanals, CSIC. He has developed research projects in Spain on the Hare Krishna movement and Tibetan Buddhism, in Mexico on Pentecostal Protestantism and in Brazil on the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST). He has also studied political-religious conflict processes and the indigenous movement in Latin America. He was coordinator of the Anthropology and Human Evolution Degree, Department from 2016-2020. He has been a visiting professor at UFRGS in Porto Alegre, Brazil (2005-06) and was coordinator of the Anthropology and Human Evolution Undergraduate Degree of the Department from 2014-2020. His latest research in R+D+i projects deals with the topics of transhumanism and posthumanism. He is the sole author of several books. The most recent is "Dreams of Perfection. Tantric Buddhism and transhumanist perspective" (2021).
Research interests: Anthropology of religion; symbolic anthropology; religious movements; social movements; conflict; body; transhumanism; anarchism.
Teaching: Undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution; Master's degree in Urban Anthropology, Migrations and Social Intervention; Master's degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health.
Fernando Vidal (ICREA researcher)
Born in Buenos Aires. Studied psychology and history and philosophy of science at Harvard, Geneva and Paris Universities. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva (1988) and a habilitation from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. He has worked on the history of human sciences and mind/brain sciences from early modernity to the present. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been visiting researcher, among others, at the American Academy in Rome, Harvard University and the Fondation Brocher (Geneva), as well as visiting professor in Argentina, Brazil, France, Mexico, Japan and Taiwan. Prior to his appointment as ICREA Professor in 2012, he was for more than a decade a permanent senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. He is an associate member of the Alexandre Koyré Center (EHESS, Paris) and a member of the European Academy.
Research interests: History and anthropology of mental disorders and mind and brain sciences; contemporary "neurocultures"; cultural studies of biopolitics; phenomenology and narratives of distress and illness; person, body and subjectivation in the Western tradition and in intercultural perspective; bioethics.
Teaching: Master in Medical Anthropology and Global Health and Doctoral programmein Anthropology and Communication.
Eva Zafra Aparici (Associate Professor - Serra Húnter Programme)
Eva holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2007, Cum Laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award and Honorary Mention for Cultural Research Marqués de Lozoya, 2009). Master in Anthropology of Medicine (URV, 2002). Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 2000). Diploma in Nursing (University of Valencia, 1998). She has collaborated in different research groups (Social Anthropology Group, Food Observatory of the University of Barcelona, UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean, Medical Anthropology Research Center, Institut Interuniversitari d'Estudis de Dones i Gènere), and has participated in the design and implementation of numerous national and international projects. She has carried out research internships at the Institute of Nursing and Health Care (Tampere, Finland), at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco (Mexico), at the Observatoire Cniel des Habitudes Alimentaires (París), at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and at the Université Moulay Ismail (Morocco). She is a member of the Food Observatory of the Science Park of the University of Barcelona. She has been a professor at the URV since 2006 and since 2018 she has been coordinator of the Master in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention. She is also responsible for equality in the Faculty of Legal Sciences, as well as a member of the Teaching Innovation Group (GID) of the same faculty.
Research interests: Anthropology of health, gender studies, equality policies; research methodologies and socio-educational intervention.
Teaching: Undergraduate degree in Social Work; Master in Innovation in Social and Educational Intervention; Doctoral programme in Social Work, Doctoral programme in Anthropology and Communication.