Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Elisa Alegre-Agís (URV postdoctoral fellow)

 PhD. in Anthropology and Communication (URV, 2021). Grade in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 2012) and Master in Medical Anthropology and International Health (URV, 2014), and Social Worker by the University of Valencia (2009). Since 2013 she has worked as a researcher in different projects on mental health and health care systems for different entities such as the Institut Borja de Bioètica of the Universitat Ramon Llull and the Col-legi Oficial de Treball Social de Catalunya. Her doctoral thesis studied severe mental disorders and care in the domestic space. She has been a Santander Iberoamerica scholarship student at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (2015). At the same time she is a researcher at the Medical Anthropology Research Center.

Research interests: Social Work and Social Services; madness, mental health, family, history of psychiatry, gender.



Verónica Anzil (URV postdoctoral fellow)

 She holds a BA in Anthropology from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina (1990). In June 1991 she completed the DEA in Sociology, orientation Sociologie de la Culture et du Changement Social, at the Université Paris VII-Jussieu (Paris, France). Years later, she completed the DEA in Urban Anthropology at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), and defended her PhD in 2012, obtaining the mention Excellent Cum laude, as well as the Extraordinary PhD Award. Her continuous involvement in various European and national projects allowed her to publish numerous articles in scientific journals of impact, book chapters, as well as participation in conferences and workshops. Editor of the scientific journal Arxiu d'Etnografia de Catalunya, she is also a member of the UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean, at the URV. Her topics of interest are: transnational families, binational couples, international adoptions, national stereotypes, gender violence, identities.



Sandra Caponi (María Zambrano postdoctoral fellow)

PhD in Philosophy (Unicamp, 1992), Full Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, EHESS (France). Research stay (2019) at the University of Buenos Aires-UBA (Argentina) and Université Paris Diderot- Paris VII (France). Coordinator of the Capes-Cofecub Project, with the Université de Paris-8- Vincennes- Saint-Denis, entitled: "The dissemination of expert knowledge in the field of childhood" (2019-2022). She is vice-president of the Brazilian Society of Bioethics - Santa Catarina Regional (SBB-SC). Ad hoc consultant for several scientific publications. She has been visiting professor at EHESS (Paris-France), the National University of Colombia, the National University of Rosario (Argentina) and College de France. She has published several books, including: De la compaixão à solidariedade: uma genealogia da assistencia médica (2000), Loucos e Degenerados : uma genealogía de la psiquiatría ampliada (2012), Uma sala tranquila: neurolépticos para uma biopolítica da indiferença, (2019). She is International Institutional Ambassador of the Faculty of Psychology of the National University of Rosario, Argentina.

Research interests: Epistemology and History of Psychiatry, History of Medicine and epidemics, Sociology of Health, Bioethics.



Carlos Alonso Chirinos Medina (URV postdoctoral fellow)

PhD in Anthropology and Communication from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2021), he has completed a master's degree in Medical Anthropology and International Health (URV, 2015), and a bachelor's in Social Anthropology (Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú, 2010). He is currently doing a postdoctoral stay at Oxford Brookes University (2022) on long-term care and ageing. He is an adjunt lecturer at the URV and a member of the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC-URV). He has participated in qualitative studies related to education, care, and health in rural areas of the Andes and the Peruvian Amazonian. His ethnographic work on elderly husbands as caregivers in rural Spain environments in contexts of disability and illness stands out. He is a member of the research team of the GenderCare R&D project (2018-2021), CUMADE Project (2020-2021), CareModel R&D Project (2021-2024), and RETCOV R&D Project (2022-2025).

Research interests: Social Anthropology narratives and experiences of the illness; long-term family care; gender and kinship; aging processes and life cycle.



Nofit Itzhak (MSCA Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow)

PhD in Anthropology from the University of California (2016). She is currently a Marie Sklodowska-Curie postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work at the URV, and was previously a Beatriu de Pinós researcher. Her current research project studies people's relationship with the future, in times of crisis and social change, analysing their relationship with childhood, parenting and children's use of digital technologies. Her previous research projects include a study of Catholic charismatic humanitarian missions in France and Rwanda, and a study of neo-Shamanic practices in the United States. Her previous work has been supported by the Wenner Gren Foundation, the Society for Psychological Anthropology, and the University of California, among others.

Research interests: Youth, Religion, New Technologies.

Teaching: Master in Medical Anthropolopgy and Global Health.



Alejandro Morcuende González (María Zambrano postdoctoral fellow)

Sociologist and PhD in Geography (2018) from the Universitat de Barcelona. He has been a postdoctoral researcher (FAPESP, 2019-2022) at the Department of Geography of the UNESP (Brazil), in the project "Fragmentação socioespacial e urbanização brasileira: escalas, vetores, ritmos, formas e conteúdos". He has also participated in the projects "Diversificación espacial del comercio y el consumo en la Ciudad contemporánea" of the UNAM (México, 2015-2016), and "Commercio, consumo e Città: pratiche, pianificazione e governance per l'inclusione, la resilienza e la sostenibilità urbane" of the Universtà di Napoli l'Orientale (2017-2019). He coordinated the Postgraduate and Master in Advanced Urban Studies at the Universitat de Barcelona (2018-2020). His lines of research focus on the processes of differential urbanization and the resulting transformations of everyday life in urban peripheries.

Research interests: Urbanization, Daily life, Urban peripheries.