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Dan Rodríguez-García
Serra Húnter Associate Professor
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Carrer de la Fortuna s/n, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
Email: dan.rodriguez@uab.es

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BRIEF BIO

Dan Rodríguez-García is Serra Húnter Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain, and he is accredited as Full Professor by the AQU. He has held the positions of Department Academic Coordinator/Deputy Chair, Director of Postgraduate Studies (MA and PhD), Director of the Master in Anthropology: Advanced Research and Social Intervention, and Director of the European Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology (CREOLE), a joint program involving 8 European universities. He has 23 years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, notably “Methodology and Epistemology in the Social Sciences,” “Migration and Intercultural Relations,” and “International Migration: Theories and Trends.” He has supervised numerous doctoral and MA theses and has sat on more than 80 MA Evaluation Committees. 

He obtained his PhD (summa cum laude) in 2002 at UAB. Previously he had obtained a three-year Diploma in History (UAB, 1992); a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB, 1994); an MSc in Demography (Centre for Demographic Studies, Barcelona, 1997); an MA in Basic and Applied Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB, 1997); and an MA in Culture, Race, and Difference (University of Sussex, UK, 1998, Batista i Roca Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in Great Britain). He has held research fellowships at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom (1997-98), and at the University of Toronto, Canada (2004-05), and he has been a Visiting Professor or Visiting Scholar at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, the Institut National d’Études Démographiques (INED), the University of Vienna, the University of Toronto, and Malmö University. 

Professor Rodríguez-García is the founder and director of the INMIX Research Group on Immigration, Mixedness, and Social Cohesion at UAB, officially recognized as a Consolidated Research Group by the Government of Catalonia. He is also a member of the Network of Excellence on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE) and an Affiliated Research Member of CERIS–The Ontario Metropolis Centre. As an expert on immigration and diversity, he is often consulted by the media and regularly participates in knowledge transfer for government bodies and civic associations. 

His main areas of research are international migration, interethnic relations, and the social integration processes of immigrants and their descendants. In 1996 he pioneered research on “mixedness” in Spain, being the first Spanish researcher to investigate present-day intermarriage (across national, ethnocultural, racial, religious, and class boundaries), mixed families, mixed descendants, and the sociocultural processes of mixing (sociopolitical attitudes, identity processes, and the everyday construction of culturally hybrid spaces). For his innovative research, he has won a number of national awards.

Professor Rodríguez-García has directed six funded research projects and has participated as a senior researcher in another seven. Currently he is the principal investigator (PI) of the project “Social Relations and Identity Processes of Children of Mixed Unions” (MIXED_YOUTH), funded by the  Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (specifically the “National Program for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society”).

He has authored or (guest-)edited 80+ publications in his field, including books, book chapters, special issues, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Selected publications include Beyond the Frontiers of Mixedness: New Approaches to Intermarriage, Multiethnicity, and Multiracialism (Special Issue guest-edited for Genealogy, forthcoming); “Forbidden Love: Controlling Partnerships Across Ethnoracial Boundaries” (International Handbook of Love: Transcultural and Transdisciplinary Perspectives, 2021); Re-constructing ways of belonging: Cross-country experiences of multiethnic and multiracial people  (Special Issue co-guest-edited for Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2021); “Blurring of Colour Lines? Ethnoracially Mixed Youth in Spain Navigating Identity” (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2021); “Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, and Transnationalism” (The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, 2018); “Linguistic Cultural Capital among Descendants of Mixed Couples in Catalonia, Spain: Realities and Inequalities” (Journal of Intercultural Studies, 2018);  “Preference and Prejudice: Does Intermarriage Erode Negative Ethno-racial Attitudes Between Groups in Spain?” (Ethnicities, 2016); Intermarriage and Integration Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches (Special Issue guest-edited for The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015); “Contextualizing Transnational Kinship: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations” (AIBR-Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology, 2014, Finalist AIBR Award for Best Article of Iberoamerican Anthropology); Managing Immigration and Diversity in Canada: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the New Age of Migration (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012); “Beyond Assimilation and Multiculturalism: A Critical Review of the Debate on Managing Diversity” (Journal of International Migration and Integration, 2010); and “Mixed Marriages and Transnational Families in the Intercultural Context” (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2006, Award of Excellence for Research in the Social Sciences UAB 2008). 

Professor Rodríguez-García has also given 80+ presentations at international and national conferences or workshops; organized conferences and panels; and served on conference scientific committees. Some examples are “Fitting In: Contextualizing Plural Identities” (9th International Metropolis Conference, Geneva, 2004); the Managing Immigration and Diversity in Quebec and Canada Forum (an international conference funded by Spanish and Canadian government bodies, Barcelona, 2008); “Intermarriage, Mixedness, Integration and Social Cohesion Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches” (Double Research Panel organized for the 11th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Madrid, 2014); “Mixed Couples and Their Descendants in Spain: State of the Art, Theoretical and Methodological Considerations around Mixedness, and Future Agenda” (Session organized for the 8th International Conference on Migration in Spain, Granada, 2015); and “(Re-)constructing Ways of Belonging: Cross-country Experiences of Multiethnic and Multiracial People” (Double Research Panel co-organized for the 15th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Barcelona, 2018).

 

EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, R.F. Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies (University of Toronto, 2005)

PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2002)

MA in Culture, Race, and Difference (University of Sussex, 1998)

MA in Basic and Applied Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1997)

MSc in Demography (Centre for Demographic Studies, 1996)

BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1994)

Diploma in History (Autonomous University of Barcelona, 1992)

  

AREAS OF RESEARCH

1.   International migration/mobility and the sociocultural integration processes of immigrants and their descendants
2.   Interethnic relations; multiculturalism and interculturalism; racism and discrimination
3.   Critical mixed-race studies: mixedness (intermarriage; mixed unions/families and descendants); multiple, multiracial, and multiethnic identities

Keywords:
Migration/mobility; transnationalism; interethnic relations; management of immigration and diversity; social inclusion; ethnicity and race; intersectionality; racism and discrimination; intermarriage; mixedness (mixed families and descendants); multiracial and multiethnic identities; critical mixed-race studies; methodology in the social sciences.
 
UNESCO codes: 
5101 (Social Anthropology); 5103 (Cultural Anthropology); 520302 (International Migrations); 5403 (Human Geography); 5199 (Interculturalism, Migrations, Transnationalism); 630104 (Interethnic Relations); 630102 (Cultural Relations); 630907 (Social Stratification); 631099 (Discrimination); 510302 (Family and Kinship); 630904 (Marriage); 630303 (Methodology)

Researcher ID:  B-1964-2014  /  ORCID: 0000-0002-1117-292X  /  SCOPUS: 55574122561  /   Google Scholar

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS (abridged version)

Ongoing projects:

Project Title: Social Relations and Identity Processes of Children of Mixed Unions: Mixedness – Between Inclusion and Social Constraints (MIXED_YOUTH)
Funder: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, National R&D Plan, 2013-16. €54,450 (+ two 4-year PhD fellowships/predoctoral contracts, valued at €120,000+)
Reference: CSO2015-63962-R
Duration: 2016-2020
PI: Dan Rodríguez-García

Completed projects:

Project Title: Young People in Mixed Families and Religion: Identity Dynamics and Religious Mixedness in Catalonia
Funder: Catalan Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR), Ajuts a projectes de recerca en l’àmbit de la diversitat religiosa (RELIG 2015). €7,142.86
Reference: 2015RELIG00025
Duration: 2015-2017
PI: Dan Rodríguez-García

Project Title: Global Mobility and Familial and Intimate Relationships – IMISCOE Research Cluster
Funder: IMISCOE - Network of Excellence on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe. 5,000€
Duration: 2015-2016
PI: Eleonore Kofman & Albert Kraler
 
Project Title: Descendants of Binational Couples in Catalonia: Between Identity Choices and Social Constrictions. Institut d’Estudis Catalans
Funder: Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC). €3,800
Duration: 2015
PI: Dan Rodríguez-García & Miguel Solana
 
Project Title: Immigration and Intermarriage: Ethnicity and Social Integration
Funder: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, National R&D Plan, 2011-14. €24,200
Reference: CSO2011-23242
Duration: 2012 – 2015
PI: Dan Rodríguez-García
 
Project Title: Identity and Intercultural Dynamics of Descendants of Binational Families in Catalonia: A Key Aspect of Social Cohesion
Funder: Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC). €3,000
Duration: 2014
PI: Dan Rodríguez-García & Àngels Pascual de Sans
 
Project Title: E Pluribus Unum: Immigration, Hybridity and Social Cohesion
Reference: APOSTA 2011-07 Award/Grant
Funder: Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) Social Council, Obra Social “la Caixa,” Freixenet, Novartis, AB-biotics, and RBA Publishers. €25,000
Duration: 2012 – 2014
PI: Dan Rodríguez-García
 
Project Title: Migration Research Group (GRM)
Funder: Catalan Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). €36,000
Reference: 2009SGR-0728 Consolidated Research Group
Duration: 2009 – 2013
PI: Ricard Moren-Alegret
 
Project Title: Settlement and Mobility Processes of the Foreign Population in Catalonia Using the National Survey of Immigration (ENI)
Funder: Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC). €6,850
Duration: 2009 – 2010
PI: Àngels Pacual de Sans
 
Project Title: Socio-economic Inequalities and Cultural Difference Within the Sphere of Health in High-Priority Neighbourhoods in Catalonia
Funder: Ministry of Health of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya). €194,800
Reference: Collaborative project between the Ministry of Health of the Catalan Government, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Autonomous University of Barcelona
Duration: 2006 – 2010
PI: Teresa San Román
 
Project Title: Cross-cultural Theory of the Reproduction of Human Groups: Anthropology of Kinship as the Study of Socio-cultural Models of Procreation and Child-rearing
Funder: Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. €66,550
Reference: SEJ2006-10864SOCI
Duration: 2006 – 2010
PI: Aurora González-Echevarría
 
Project Title: Migration Research Group (GRM)
Funder: Catalan Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). €36,000
Reference: 2005SGR-00935 Consolidated Research Group
Duration: 2005 – 2008
PI: Àngels Pacual de Sans

Project Title: Dynamics of Hybridity and Segregation and Immigrant Structural Incorporation in Toronto from a Comparative Perspective: Toronto (Canada)–Catalonia (Spain, Southern Europe)
Funder: Catalan Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). €28,378
Reference: 2003BEAI00141 and 2004BE00020
Duration: 2004 – 2005
PI: Dan Rodríguez-García

Project Title: The Cross-cultural Theoretical Field of Procreation: Concept of Person, Control of Sexuality, Organisation of Reproduction, Child-rearing, and Configuration of Models
Funder:  Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. €21,035
Reference: BSO2000-0478
Duration: 2000 – 2004
PI: Aurora González-Echevarría
 

PRIZES, AWARDS, AND DISTINCTIONS

Accreditation for Full Professor (Catedràtic), Catalan University Quality Agency (AQU), 2020.

Accreditation for three Six-year Periods of Research Activity, Catalan University Quality Agency (AQU), 2020.

Accreditation for three Six-year Periods of University Teaching Activity, Catalan University Quality Agency (AQU), 2020.

Accreditation for seven Three-year Periods of University Teaching Activity, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2019.

Finalist AIBR Award for Best Article of Iberoamerican Anthropology 2014 for “Contextualizing Transnational Kinship: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations.”

Barcelona, drassanes per Àfrica – Principat de Catalunya Award. For outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge on Africa. Societat per a la difusió de les realitats culturals africanes (SDRCA), Centre de Cooperació Internacional, Barcelona, 2011.

Aposta Award/Grant in the Social and Cultural Progress research area for the project “E Pluribus Unum: Immigration, Hybridity, and Social Cohesion.” Highly competitive research contest for innovative projects with high social impact and international appeal (only 10 out of 140 projects awarded, in five areas of research in the social and natural sciences). Funded by the public and private sector: Autonomous University of Barcelona Social Council, Obra Social “la Caixa,” Freixenet, Novartis, AB-biotics, and RBA Publishers (€25,000), 2011.

Award to Scholarly Publications (ASPP), Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), for the peer-reviewed book Managing Immigration and Diversity in Canada: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the New Age of Migration (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012).

Selected Member for the Catalan Government’s Database of Experts and Successful Enterprises, Ministry of Social Action and Citizenship. Area: immigration. Specialization: research, training, strategic management, social methodologies, communication, 2010.

Award of Excellence for Research in the Social Sciences (PREI-2008), Autonomous University of Barcelona (€6,000), 2009.

S.P.R. Award for Advancement in the Understanding of Migration, 2nd place, University Institute of Studies on Migration (IEM), Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain (€900), 2003. Grounds: “For the originality of the topic, hitherto neglected in research on immigration in Spain, and the attractiveness of the approach and exemplary exercise of anthropology conducted.”

Marqués de Lozoya National Award for Cultural Research, 2nd place, Ministry of Culture, Education, and Sport, Spain (€7,512), 2002. Most prestigious award for social and cultural research in Spain.   

Mention for Most Downloaded Doctoral Thesis in Catalonia (ranking #24 out of 5,134 theses), TDX-list, Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, 2007. 

First-Class Honours Award for Ethnographic Research. Julio Caro Baroja Social Anthropology School (Dir. Prof. Carmelo Lisón Tolosana), Menendez Pelayo International University, Santander, Spain, 1996.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

[Google Scholar H-index: 21. i10-index: 41. Total Citations: 1554. ResearchGate Score: 22.73  Reads: +40k. Academia.edu doc. views: +20k (top 3%)]

Rodríguez-García, D. (Ed.) (forthcoming) Beyond the Frontiers of Mixedness: New Approaches to Intermarriage, Multiethnicity, and Multiracialism. Special Issue guest-edited for Genealogy.

Rodríguez-García, D. (forthcoming) “The Persistence of Racial Constructs in Spain: Bringing Race and Colour Blindness into the Intercultural Debate.” Social Sciences. Special Issue “Racialized Citizenship in Superdiverse Europe”.

Ortiz, A., Rodríguez-García, D., Solana, M. (forthcoming) “Negociación de la identidad religiosa de jóvenes de familias mixtas interreligiosas musulmanas en España: dinámicas de género, posibilidades y condicionamientos.” Migraciones. ISSN: 1138-5774

Rodríguez-García, D., de Miguel Luken, V., Solana, M., Ballestín, B. (forthcoming) “Generation 2.5: An Analysis of the Social Integration of Children of Mixed Unions in Spain Based on the Data from the ILSEG Survey.” In Alejandro Portes and Rosa Aparicio (eds.), Los nuevos españoles: la incorporación de los hijos de inmigrantes. Barcelona: Bellaterra.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2021) “Forbidden Love: Controlling Partnerships Across Ethnoracial Boundaries.” In International Handbook of Love: Transcultural and Transdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Claude-Hélène Mayer and Elisabeth Vanderheiden. Switzerland: Springer, Chapter 48, pp. 923-942. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45996-3. ISBN 978-3-030-45995-6.

Rodríguez-García, Dan; de Miguel Luken, Verónica y Solana-Solana, Miguel (2021) “Las uniones mixtas y sus descendientes en España: evolución y consideraciones sobre la mixticidad”. In Anuario CIDOB de la Inmigración 2020, J. Arango, B. Garcés, R. Mahía, & D. Moya (dirs.), Barcelona: CIDOB, pp. 168-195. ISBN: 978-84-92511-93-8  DOI: doi.org/10.24241/AnuarioCIDOBInmi.2020.168  

Rodríguez-García, D., Irastorza, N., Osanami Törngren, S. Eds. (co-first authorship) (2021) Re-constructing ways of belonging: Cross-country experiences of multiethnic and multiracial people. Special Issue guest-edited for Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47 (4). 

Osanami Törngren, S., Irastorza, N., Rodríguez-García, D. (co-first authorship) (2021) “Understanding Multiethnic and Multiracial Experiences Globally: Towards a Conceptual Framework of Mixedness”Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47 (4): 763-781. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1654150   

Rodríguez-García, D., Solana, M., Ortiz, A., Ballestín, B. (2021) “Blurring of Colour Lines? Ethnoracially Mixed Youth in Spain Navigating Identity”Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47 (4): 838-860. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2019.1654157

Rodríguez-García, D., Solana-Solana, M., Ortiz-Guitart, A., Freedman, J.L. (2021) “Linguistic Cultural Capital among Descendants of Mixed Couples in Catalonia, Spain: Realities and Inequalities”. In The Boundaries of Mixedness: A Global Perspective, edited by Erica Chito Childs, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 51-72. ISBN: 9780367522926

Rodríguez-Reche, C., Rodríguez-García, D. (2020) “El estigma de la musulmaneidad: visibilidad percibida y racismo en hijas de parejas mixtas con padre/madre de origen magrebí en Barcelona y Granada.” Perifèria, revista de recerca i formació en antropologia, 25 (1): 4-27. https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/periferia.723

Molina, J.L., Rodríguez-García, D. (2018) “Ethnicity, Multiculturalism, and Transnationalism.” In The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, H. Callan (Ed.). New Jersey, USA: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1924

Rodríguez-García, D., Solana-Solana, M., Ortiz-Guitart, A., Freedman, J.L. (2018) “Linguistic Cultural Capital among Descendants of Mixed Couples in Catalonia, Spain: Realities and Inequalities”, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 39 (4): 429-450. DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2018.1487388 

Rodríguez-García, D. (2018) “Endo/Exogamia”. In Aguirre Baztán, A. (ed.), Diccionario Temático de Antropología Cultural. Madrid: Delta, pp. 154-160.

Solana-Solana, M., Ortiz-Guitart, A., Rodríguez-García, D. (2018) “Multilingüisme en famílies mixtes d’origen estranger a Catalunya”Treballs de Sociolingüística Catalana, 28: 111-126. DOI: 10.2436/20.2504.01.146 

Rodríguez-García, D. (2017) “Multicultural / Multiculturalismo”. In: Cavalcanti, L. et al. (Org.) Dicionário crítico de migraçoes internacionais. Brasilia: Observatorio de Migraçoes Internacionais (OBMigra), Universidad de Brasilia, pp. 502-508. ISBN: 978-85-230-1211-3 

Ortiz-Guitart, A., Rodríguez-García, D., Solana-Solana, M. (2016) Nois/es i joves de parelles mixtes a Catalunya: entre l’elecció i la constricció identitària. Research Report, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Secció de Filosofia i Ciències Socials. 

Rodríguez-García, D. (2016) “Advances in the Study of Mixedness: Evaluating the Relationship Between Mixed Unions and Social Integration”. UAB Divulga Journal. Barcelona Research and Innovation. Articles, Research Progress in Anthropology, April 11, 2016.

Rodríguez-García, D., Solana, M., Lubbers, M. (2016) “Preference and Prejudice: Does Intermarriage Erode Negative Ethno-racial Attitudes Between Groups in Spain?”, Ethnicities 16 (4): 521–546 (Special Issue on Intermarriage).

Rodríguez-García, D. (2016) “The Mash of Cultures: Integration and Mixedness”. Interview for Social Science Space(SAGE Publishing) on the special issue guest edited for The ANNALS “Intermarriage and Integration Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches”. December 14, 2015. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4444.9048. 

Rodríguez-García, D. (Guest Editor) (2015) Intermarriage and Integration Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches.The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Special Issue 662.  

Rodríguez-García, D. (2015) “Introduction: Intermarriage and Integration Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches”The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 662 (1): 8-36. 

Rodríguez-García, D., Lubbers, M., Solana, M., Miguel-Luken, V. de (2015) “Contesting the Nexus Between Intermarriage and Integration: Findings from a Multidimensional Study in Spain”, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 662 (1): 223-245.

Miguel Luken, V. de, Lubbers, M.J.; Solana Solana, M.; Rodríguez-García, D. (2015) “Evaluation of the Relational Integration of Immigrants in Mixed Unions Based on an Analysis of their Personal Networks”. Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, 150: 151-172. doi:10.5477/cis/reis.150.151

Rodríguez-García, D.; Miguel Luken, V. de (2015) “Matrimonis mixtes i fills de la barreja a Catalunya: dels ‘xarnegos’ als ‘cafè amb llet’?” [Mixed Marriages and Mixed-race Children in Catalonia: From ‘charnegos’ to ‘café con leche’?]  In: Domingo, A. (Coord.) Migracions dels segles XX i XXI a Catalunya. Una mirada Candeliana, Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Benestar Social i Família, Direcció General per a la Immigració. Col·lecció: Ciutadania i Immigració, 11, Cap. 8, 193-218.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2015) “Realities and legends about ‘intermarriages of convenience’.” Stop Rumores (Andalucía Acoge – European Integration Fund), March 9, 2015.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2014) “Mixophobia as State Policy in Germany during the Nazi Period”. Revista de Demografía Histórica, XXXII (2): 117-146.

Rodríguez García, D.; Solana Solana, M.; Lubbers, M.J.; Miguel Luken, V. de (2014) “Immigration, Intermarriage and Socio-cultural Integration in Catalonia, Spain: Towards a Multi-method Analysis”. Documents d'Anàlisi Geogràfica, 60 (3): 627-657.

Rodríguez García, D.; Solana Solana, M.; Lubbers, M.J.; Miguel Luken, V. de (2014) “Límites, condicionamientos y transgresiones, en torno a la mixicidad: análisis de narrativas de uniones mixtas en Cataluña”. Periferias, fronteras y diálogos. Actas del XIII Congreso de Antropología de la FAAEE: Tarragona: Universitat Rovira i Virgili, ISBN: 978-84-697-0505-6, pp. 827-843. http://digital.publicacionsurv.cat/index.php/purv/catalog/book/123

Rodríguez-García, D. (2014) “Contextualizing Transnational Kinship: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations”, AIBR-Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology, 9(2): 183-210. DOI: 10.11156/aibr.090205                       

Rodríguez-García, D. (2013) ) "La abominación de lo híbrido: La mixofobia como política de Estado"Glocalism: Journal of culture, politics and innovation. 2013, 1, DOI: 10.12893/gjcpi.2013.1.2.

Rodríguez-García, D.; Solana Solana, M.; De Miguel Luken, V.; Pascual De Sans, À. (2013) “The Integration of Foreign Immigrants in Catalonia: An Analysis Using Sources Previous to and During the Economic Crisis”. Biblio 3W. Revista Bibliográfica de Geografía y Ciencias Sociales, XVIII (1040) [Online]

Rodríguez-García, D. (2012) “Considérations théoricométhodologiques autour de la mixité”, Enfances, Familles, Générations, 17: 41-58 (num. spécial "Mixité conjugale et définition de soi: regards croisés"). DOI: 10.7202/1013414ar

Solana Solana, M.; Miguel Luken, V. de, Rodríguez-García, D., Pascual de Sans, A. (2012) “Official language knowledge among foreign-born immigrants in Catalonia, Spain, and implications for their social integration”. Migraciones, 32: 103-128.

Jarrín Morán, A.; Rodríguez-García, D.; de Lucas, J. (2012) “Immigrant Detention Centres in Spain: A Critical Assessment”. Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, 99: 201-220.

Jarrín Morán, A.; Rodríguez-García, D.; de Lucas, J. (2012) Immigrant Detention Centres in Spain: Origin, Operation, and Legal and Social Implications. Documentos CIDOB Migraciones, 26. Barcelona: CIDOB.

Rodríguez-García, D. (ed.) (2012) Managing Immigration and Diversity in Canada: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the New Age of Migration. Montreal and Kingston: Queen’s Policy Studies Series, McGill-Queen’s University Press. ISBN: 978-1553392897

Rodríguez-García, D. (2012) “Managing Immigration and Diversity in the New Age of Migration: A Transatlantic Dialogue”. Introduction in: Managing Immigration and Diversity in Canada: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the New Age of Migration. Montreal and Kingston: Queen’s Policy Studies Series, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1-60.

Miguel Luken, V. de, Rodríguez-García, D., Solana Solana, M., Pascual de Sans, A. (2012) The Immigrant Population in Catalonia, Spain: Settlement and Integration. Barcelona: Institut d’Estudis Catalans. ISBN: 978-84-9965-115-6

Grau Rebollo, J., Rodríguez-García, D., Valenzuela, H. (eds.) (2011) KinshipS: Cultural Models of Reproduction. Barcelona: PPU. ISBN: 978-84-477-1125-3

Rodríguez-García, D. (2011) “Astronaut Parents and Parachute Kids: Patterns of Kinship Among Chinese Populations in Canada. A Transnational Reproductive Model?”, in Grau, J., Rodríguez-García, D. y Valenzuela, H. (eds.), Parentescos: modelos culturales de reproducción, Barcelona: PPU, pp. 261-286.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2010) “Beyond Assimilation and Multiculturalism: A Critical Review of the Debate on Managing Diversity”. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 11(3): 251-271.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2010) A Transatlantic View of Challenges and Trends in the Management of Immigration and Diversity. Documentos CIDOB Migraciones, 21. Barcelona: Fundación CIDOB.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2008) “Socio-Cultural Dynamics in Intermarriage in Spain: Beyond Simplistic Notions of Hybridity”, in Ralph Grillo (ed.) The Family in Question: Immigrant and Ethnic Minorities in Multicultural Europe, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press - IMISCOE, pp. 245-267.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2007) “Intermarriage Patterns and Socio-ethnic Stratification among Ethnic Groups in Toronto”. CERIS Working Paper Series, No.60. Toronto: Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement.

Rodríguez-García, D., San Román, T. (2007) "Immigration, Health and Diversity Management: Preliminary Developments of a Project in Neighborhoods of Catalonia", AIBR- Journal of Iberoamerican Anthropology, 2(3): 489-520 (published in English and in Spanish). DOI: 10.11156/aibr.020306.

Rodríguez-García, D., Biles, J., Winnemore, L., Michalowski, I. (2007) Policies and Models of Incorporation, a Transatlantic Perspective: Canada, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Documentos CIDOB Migraciones, 12. Barcelona: Fundación CIDOB (published in Engish and in Spanish).

Rodríguez-García, D. (2006) “Mixed Marriages and Transnational Families in the Intercultural Context: A Case Study of African-Spanish Couples in Catalonia, Spain”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 32(3): 403-433. DOI: 10.1080/13691830600555186

Rodríguez-García, D., Freedman, J. (2006) “Exploring the Meaning of Intermarriage”. In Love across cultures, The SIETAR Europa Magazine, Issue 2.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2004) “Immigration and Hybridity Today: Mixed Marriages and Transnational Families of Immigrants in Catalonia, Spain”. Migraciones, 16: 77-120.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2004) Immigration and Hybridity Today. Barcelona: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. ISBN: 84-490-2357-2.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2003) ““You Are Indebted to Your Family”: Transmigration and Reciprocity”. Actas del IX Congreso de Antropología de la Federación de Asociaciones de Antropología del Estado Español. Simposio 1: "El Recurso a la Reciprocidad", Chapter: Electronic, Publisher: FAAEE, Editors: Cristina Larrea, José Luís Molina González, Ignasi Terrades, pp.1-8

Rodríguez-García, D. (2002) “Female Genital Mutilation Among Senegambian Immigrants in Africa and Catalonia, Spain: The Debate Between Cultural Relativism and Universalism”, in González Echevarría, A. and Molina, J. L. (coords.) Abriendo surcos en la tierra: Investigación básica y aplicada en la UAB. Homenaje a Ramón Valdés, Barcelona: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, pp. 79-102.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2002) “Here and There: Transmigration and Rethinking the Origin/Destination Dichotomy Through the Case of Senegambian Immigrants in Catalonia, Spain”, in García Castaño, F. and Muriel López, C. (eds.) La inmigración en España: contextos y alternativas. Actas del III Congreso sobre la inmigración en España. Granada: Laboratorio de Estudios Interculturales, Vol. III, Part I: 381-392. ISBN: 84-921390-2-1.

Rodríguez-García, D. (2001) “African Immigration to Europe: A Never-ending Project? The Case of The Gambia”, Ô Wïllaeri: Information Review of the Work Team on Education in West Africa (ETANE), Special volume, #1: 5-7.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCES

Organization of Panels and Conferences and Scientific Committee Participation

Scientific Committee, IX Congreso sobre Migraciones, UAB, Barcelona, September 4-6, 2019.

Double Research Panel Co-Organizer and Co-Chair (with N. Irastorza and S. Osanami Törngren), “(Re-)constructing Ways of Belonging: Cross-country Experiences of Multiethnic and Multiracial People,” 15th IMISCOE Annual Conference: “Europe, Migrations and the Mediterranean: Human Mobilities and Intercultural Challenges,” Barcelona, July 2-4, 2018.

Scientific Committee, 15th IMISCOE Annual Conference: Europe, migrations and the Mediterranean: human mobilities and intercultural challenges, Barcelona, July 2-4, 2018. 

Chair of Session 8: “Theorizing Mixedness,” International Conference: Power, Intimacy and the State. Mixed Families in Europe and Beyond, University of Amsterdam, June 12-13, 2017. 

Scientific Committee and Co-Chair & Co-Discussant (together with Miri Song) of Session 6: “Transnational Partnering,” International Conference: New Research Challenges on Intermarriage and Mixedness in Europe and Beyond, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, November 12-13, 2015. 

Session Organizer (together with Miguel Solana), “Mixed Couples and Their Descendants in Spain: State of the Art, Theoretical and Methodological Considerations around Mixedness, and Future Agenda” (Las uniones mixtas y sus descendientes en España: estado de la cuestión, reflexiones teórico-metodológicas en torno a la mixticidad, y agenda de futuro).  8th Congress on International Migration in Spain, Granada, September 16-18, 2015. 

Double Research Panel Organizer and Chair, “Intermarriage, Mixedness, Integration and Social Cohesion Revisited: International Experiences and Cross-disciplinary Approaches,” 11th Annual IMISCOE Conference: Immigration, Social Cohesion and Social Innovation, Madrid, August 27-29, 2014. 

Scientific Committee, International Conference: Transatlantic Anthropology in the 21st Century: New Perspectives. Co-organized by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. UAB, Spain, October 21-22, 2011.

Scientific Committee, International Conference: The Economic Crisis and Small Businesses in Catalonia, Spain, Autonomous University of Barcelona, June 14, 2011.

Founder and Director, International Conference: Managing Immigration and Diversity in Quebec and Canada Forum. Funded by the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Canadian Embassy in Spain, the Québec Government Office in Barcelona, the Spanish Ministry of Immigration, and the Catalan General Directorate for Immigration. Palau Robert, Barcelona, October 22-23, 2008. 

Workshop Organizer, “Fitting In: Contextualizing Plural Identities,” 9th International Metropolis Conference: Co-operative Migration Management: International, National, and Local Answers, Geneva, Switzerland, September 27-October 1, 2004. 

Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures

“Studying Mixedness: What, Who, How? An Approach to Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology.” (with Teresa Habimana Jordana). Lecture series of the Argó Program, UAB, December 4, 2020.

“Descendants of Muslim/non-Muslim Interfaith Binational Couples in Spain: Identity, Gender, Discrimination, and Agency” (with Cristina Rodríguez Reche). Paper presented at the International Symposium “Muslim Non-Muslim Families,” Centre for Sociological Research (CeSO), Leuven, Belgium, January 10-12, 2020.

“Intermarriage and Integration: Testing Assimilation Theory in Spain.” Paper presented at the 114th ASA Annual Meeting: “Engaging Social Justice for a Better World,” New York, August 10-14, 2019.

“Me siento algo camaleónica”: identidad, sociabilidad y discriminación de hijos e hijas de parejas mixtas inmigrantes.” Paper presented at the V Congreso Internacional de Antropología AIBR: “Pensar culturas, cambiar mundos,” Madrid, July 9-12, 2019. 

“Daughters of Muslim/non-Muslim Interfaith Binational Couples in Spain: Mixedness, Identity and Discrimination” (with Cristina Rodríguez Reche). Paper presented at the International Conference: Identities and (Trans)Nationalisms in Mixed Families: Transmission, Agency and Social Constraints, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco. October 17-19, 2018.

“Procesos de mixticidad en descendientes de parejas mixtas inter-religiosas en Cataluña: etnicidad, género y discriminación.” Paper presented at the IV International Conference in Anthropology AIBR, Granada, September 5, 2018.

“Ethnic Choices and Social Constraints: Multiracial Youth Negotiating Identity in Spain.” Paper presented at the 113th ASA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 12, 2018.

“Multiracial and Multiethnic Youth Negotiating Identity in Spain: Mixedness, Choices and Constraints.” Invited Harney Lecture, Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, June 18, 2018.  https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ethnicstudies/event/25649/ Special event report available at: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ethnicstudies/feature/june-25-2018-harney-lecture-report/

“Mixedness and Social Integration in Spain.” Invited Seminar, Migration Seminar Series, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden, May 3, 2018.

“'I do not believe in God, but my mother does not accept that': Experiences of Daughters of Mixed Interreligious Couples in Catalonia.” Research Conference of the Interuniversity Institute for Women and Gender Studies: Gender, Citizenship and Politics. Debates and Social Transformations, Barcelona, November ​​22-24, 2017 (with Teresa Habimana, Anna Ortiz, and Miguel Solana).

“Mixed Youth Negotiating Identity in Spain.” Paper presented at the International Metropolis Conference 2017: Migration and Global Justice, The Hague, September 20, 2017. 

“Jóvenes de parejas mixtas en Cataluña: Entre la elección y la constricción identitaria.” Invited lecture at Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC), Social Sciences Section, Barcelona, September 29, 2016.

“Constrained identities: Identity Processes of Children of Mixed Unions in Catalonia.” Paper presented at the II International Congress of Anthropology AIBR. Identity: Bridges, Thresholds and Walls, Barcelona, ​​September 6-9, 2016.

“Global Mobility and Familial and Intimate Relationships,” IMISCOE Research Cluster Meeting. Dir. Eleonore Kofman & Albert Kraler. Middlesex University, London, 16-17 November 2015.

“Youth Descendants of Mixed Families in Catalonia: Intercultural Daily Practices.” Paper presented at the Jornadas ‘Pasado, presente y futuro de los estudios de juventud,’, Valencia, October 1-2, 2015. 

“Attitudes towards Mixedness and Identity Processes of Mixed-Parentage Youth in Catalonia: Between Choice and Constriction”. Paper accepted for the I Congreso Internacional de Antropología AIBR, Madrid, July 7-10, 2015.

“Contesting the Link between Intermarriage and Integration: Results from a Multi-Method Approach in Spain.” Paper accepted for the 12th Annual IMISCOE Conference: Rights, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities, Geneva, June 25-27, 2015. 

“Mixed Marriages and Mixed-race Children in Catalonia: From ‘charnegos’ to ‘café con leche’?” Invited presentation at the Conference Migracions del segle XX i XXI a Catalunya. Una mirada Candeliana, organized by the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics, Fundació Paco Candel and Departament de Benestar Social i Família de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Barcelona, December 17, 2014.

“Limits, Constraints, and Transgressions around Mixed Unions in Catalonia.” Paper presented at the XIII Congreso de Antropología de la FAAEE: Periferias, fronteras y diálogos, Simposio: Etnografiando los márgenes y las periferias sexo-amorosas, Tarragona, Spain, September 2-5, 2014.

“Relationships with Spaniards in the Personal Networks of Immigrants in Endogamous and Exogamous Couples: The Extent of Relational Integration." Paper presented at the 1st European Social Networks Conference (EUSN), Barcelona, Spain, July 1-4, 2014.

“Contrastando la relación entre uniones mixtas e integración social: un análisis multi-método.” Paper presented at the seminar Who Marries Whom? Past and Present, Barcelona, Spain, January 16-17, 2014. 

“Immigration and New Mixedness in Catalonia and Spain.” Invited presentation at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France, November 14, 2013.

“Testing the Relationship between Intermarriage and Socio-cultural Integration in Catalonia, Spain: A Multi-method Analysis.” Invited presentation at the Séminaire de l’Unité Migrations Internationales et Minorités, Institut National d’Êtudes Démographiques (INED), Paris, France, November 12, 2013. 

“Measuring the Integration of Immigrants Who Are in Mixed Unions: Findings from the Analysis of Personal Networks.” Paper presented at the 11th Spanish Congress of Sociology. Madrid, Spain, July 10-12, 2013.

“Inter-ethnic Partnering and Integration: A Comparison of the Personal Networks of Immigrants in Mixed-Nationality and Same-Nationality Couples in Catalonia, Spain” (with Miranda Lubbers). Paper presented at the 33rd Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Hamburg, Germany, May 21-26, 2013.

“Immigration, Mixed Unions, and Social Integration: Towards a Multi-method Complex Analysis.” Paper presented at the 6th International Catalan Congress of Sociology, University of Perpignan Via Domítia, Perpignan, France, April 25-27, 2013.

"Immigrant Settlement and Integration in Spain: An Analysis of the Case of Catalonia Using the New National Survey of Immigration." Paper presented at the 15th Metropolis Conference: Justice and Migration: Paradoxes of Belonging in the workshop “Comparative Perspectives on Settlement and Integration: The European Union and Canada,” The Hague, Netherlands, October 5, 2010. 

“Current Trends and Challenges of Immigration and Transnationalism in Europe and China in the Context of Globalisation." Featured speaker, 2nd China-Europe Forum: China and Europe Facing the Challenge of Migrations, CIDOB–Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Barcelona, Spain, October 4, 2007. 

“Relativizing Segregation in Multicultural Contexts: The Case of Toronto, Canada, from a Comparative Perspective.” Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of the Spanish Association of Canadian Studies: Identities in the Make: Migration and Cultural Change in the Twenty-first Century, Madrid, Spain, November 18, 2006.

“Reception Models and Integration Policies.” Invited opening presentation for the International Seminar on Reception Models and Integration Policies; and Chair of Panel 1 (“Reception Models and Integration Policies”) and of Panel 2 (“The Role of Local and Regional Actors in Reception and Integration Policies”), CIDOB–Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Barcelona, Spain, October 19, 2006.

“Socio-ethnic and Institutional Factors in Patterns of Marriage in Toronto, Canada: Contesting the Horizontal Mosaic.” Paper presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, August 11, 2006.

“Marriage Patterns and Discourses of Segregation and Assimilation among Ethnic Groups: The Case of Chinese Ethnic Communities in Toronto, Canada.” Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association, Montreal, Canada, August 10, 2006.

“Living Hybridity: Socio-cultural Change and Maintenance among African-Spanish Families in Catalonia, Spain.” Paper presented at the IMISCOE Cluster B6 Workshop on Debating Cultural Difference in Europe: The Family, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom, April 8, 2006.

“From Emigration to Immigration: Changing Trends in International Migration in Europe and the Case of Spain.” Invited Public Seminar, CERIS–Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, Toronto, Canada, January 27, 2005.

“Comparing Hybridities: Migration, Intermarriage, Youth, and Multicultural/Hybrid Identities in Spain and Canada.” Paper presented at the 9th International Metropolis Conference: Co-operative Migration Management, Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2004.

“Political Agency, Diversity and Conflict among Senegambian Immigrants in Catalonia, Spain.” Paper presented at the 7th Biennial European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Conference: Engaging the World in the workshop “Anthropological Perspectives on Political Engagements in 21st Century Europe,” Copenhagen, Denmark, August 14-18, 2002. 

“Hybridity and Inter-ethnic Marriages: The Case of African Immigrants in Catalonia.” Paper presented at the 2nd National Conference on Immigration, Hybridity, and Coexistence, Instituto de Estudios Ceutíes, Ceuta, Spain, June 17, 2002.

 

SUPERVISION, REVIEWS, AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Journal reviewer for:

Journal reviewer for: American Behavioral ScientistThe ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social ScienceEthnic & Racial Studies; Journal of Ethnic and Migration StudiesInternational Journal of Population Research European Journal of PopulationIdentities: Global Studies in Culture and PowerJournal of Comparative Migration Studies; International MigrationJournal of Marriage and FamilyJournal of Comparative Family StudiesThe Open Demography JournalRevista Internacional de SociologíaRevista de Antropología SocialRevista MigracionesRedes: Revista hispana para el análisis de redes socialesPapers: Revista de SociologíaPeriferia: Revista de Investigación y Formación en AntropologíaCuadernos de Geografía: Revista Colombiana de Geografía.

External evaluator, Associate Professor position (maîtres de conférences) for the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France, 2016-17. 

External project evaluator for the research grants program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), December 2010. 

Expert project evaluator (scientific peer reviewer) for the Scientific Board of the Spanish Academic Evaluation Agency (ANEP), Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain, National R&D Plan 2012, Social Sciences Area, April 2012.

Evaluator 2nd Doctoral Theses on Migration Contest, VII Congreso sobre Migraciones Internacionales en España, 2011.

Style manual external reviewer for the Iberoamerican Anthropological Journal, April 2006 (External Referee).

Editorial Board for Revista Periferia.

Editorial Advisory Board for The Open Demography Journal.

Consulting and Knowledge Transfer Activities for Government, Associations, and the Media:

  • Government institutions: European Integration Fund (European Commission); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); Canadian Embassy in Spain; Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec; Québec Government Office in Barcelona; Spanish Ministry of Immigration; Catalan Ministry of Equality, Immigration and Citizenship in the Department of Labour, Social Affairs and Families Catalan Ministry of Health; Institute for Health Studies of Catalonia; The Police School of Catalonia
  • Foundations and associations: The Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB); The Jaume Bofill Foundation; European Mediterranean Institute (IEMed); Espai Avinyó, Cáritas; Andalucía Acoge (European Fund for Integration); ETANE-Equipo de Trabajo sobre África Negra en la Enseñanza
  • Press: Social Science Space (SAGE Publishing), Toronto Star, Bloomberg Businessweek, El Periódico de Catalunya, La Vanguardia, ABC Cataluña, El Correo Digital, Diario Vasco, Diari Segre, Diari Ara
  • Radio and TV: CBC Radio Canada, Radio Nacional de España, Radio 4-RNE, Radio 5-RNE, Catalunya Radio, ComRadio, La Xarxa de ràdios municipals, TV3, BTV

Recent: 

  • Advisory Board for AGREP project (The Action Program for Effective Reporting of Antigypsyism and Discrimination), funded by the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme), 2020- 
  • Invited to the panel of experts on “Strengthening Civil Society: Human Rights, Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue in the Mediterranean,” Department of Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Government of Catalonia, March 1, 2019.
  • Scientific Committee, “National Agreement for Interculturality,” Ministry of Equality, Immigration and Citizenship in the Department of Labour, Social Affairs and Families, Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, ​​March 28, 2019.

PhD Theses Supervised

Nele Hansen (3-year FI-DGR Scholarship from AGAUR, Catalan Government). Finding Their Way: Young Worlds of Descendants of Ecuadorian, Dominican and Mixed Families in Barcelona. Defended September 29, 2017. Grade: Excellent.

Andrea Pequeño. Words, Images, Things: Sense of Belonging and Transnational Bonds Among Chilean Immigrants in Barcelona, Spain, Steaming From Their Visual Material Culture. Defended September 27, 2017. Grade: Excellent.

Adriana Jarrín. Spanish Deportations: Deportability, Expulsion and Reintegration in origin of Ecuadorian Immigrants Expelled from Spain. Defended October 29, 2018. Grade: Excellent.

Cristina Rodríguez-Reche (4-year FPI Scholarship from the Spanish Government). Daughters of Mixed Unions of Muslim-Non-Muslim Couples in Barcelona and Granada: Dynamics of Religious Mixedness. Defended October 23, 2020. Grade: Excellent.

Teresa Habimana-Jordana (4-year FI-DGR Scholarship from AGAUR, Catalan Government). Life Trajectories, Everyday Spaces of Afro-descendant Women in Catalonia: An Intersectional Study of Mixedness and Identity Processes (To be defended 2021).

Yolanda Cáceres. A Comparative Study of Family Dynamics, Identity Processes, and the Intercultural Capital of Mixed (Spanish/Peruvian) and Endogamous (Peruvian/Peruvian) Couples with Children Living in Catalonia, Spain (To be defended 2021).

MA Theses Supervised

Rosa Nin González (2021) The current debate on the risks and benefits of ethnic censuses.

Nadia Sudagar Anton (2021) Intergenerational cultural negotiations and identity processes of descendants of mixed unions from South-East Asia in Catalonia.

Marie-Emilie Rasse (2020) An anthropological approach to transcultural psychotherapy, and evaluation of the therapeutic routine applied to international immigrants in Barcelona.

Patricia Calcerrada Muñoz (2019) The political participation of women in post-conflict countries: the case of Saharawi women in Spain.

Silvia Domínguez Mateo (2018) In Transition: Negotiating space and Transformational Resistance Strategies among Moroccan Muslim Female Students in High School, Alicante, Spain.

Ivana Ljustina (2018) Prolonged temporality or permanent displacement: Hope and waiting among displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

William Netherland (2016) Catalonia and the ‘Culture of Welcome’: Grassroots Approaches to Refugee Integration.

Marina Hidalgo (2016) Migration and Homosexuality: An approach to the role of sexual preference in the migration project and the (re)negotiation of identity.

Katiana Schäfer (2014) The Colombian Diaspora: Forced Migration, Adaptation, and Utopic Return.

Montserrat Masip (2013) Trajectories and Profiles of Brazilian Women Working as Prostitutes in Catalonia: An Analysis from the Perspective of Health and Wellness.

Nele Hansen (2012) Return to Where? Identity Processes of Adolescents from Immigrant Families in the Context of Family Return Migration: Towards a Case Study of Peruvians and Germans in Catalonia.

Jenny Niubo (2012) Internal Immigration in La Garriga, Spain: Processes of Belonging and Socio-cultural Adaptations.

Marina Picciotto (2010) Gender and Agency in Migration: Exploring Experiences of Migrant Women from Latin America in Barcelona. Co-Directed with Dr. Martin Soares (Université Lumière Lyon 2), European Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Monika Weissensteiner (2010) Torture Evidence on Trial. (Missing) Scars, ‘Innocent’ Scars, Invisible Wounds: Anthropological Reflections on the Documentation of Fear and Violence in European Asylum Procedures. Co-Directed with Dr. Mark Maguire (National University of Ireland Maynooth), European Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Adriana Jarrín (2010) The Person in Legal Limbo: An Approach to the Situation of Immigrants in Immigrant Detention Centres.

Enrico Marcoré (2010) Anthropology and Development: A Possible Co-operation?

Rosario Portero (2008) Andalusian Female Migration to Catalonia in the 1960s and International Female Migration Today: A Comparative Analysis from the Perspective of the Anthropology of Gender.

Ariadna Alonso (2007) Unaccompanied Female Migrant Youth Working in Prostitution in Catalonia: A Migration Strategy?

Nuria Rodríguez (2007) An Approach to the Analysis of Health Practices Among Chinese Immigrants in Barcelona: Health Paradigms and Practices in a Transnational Context.
 

PARTICIPATION IN THE MEDIA

“La inmigración es ya protagonista en una de cada 10 parejas.” Featured research story in the newspaper Diario de Burgos, April 3, 2021. https://www.diariodeburgos.es/Noticia/Z8139E865-93BB-315C-723D5104BBA80BF3/202103/La-inmigracion-es-ya-protagonista-en-una-de-cada-10-parejas

“What changes can the coronavirus crisis cause in human relations?" Interviewed for a Catalan televisión (TV3) news story, April 26, 2020. Video clip: https://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/telenoticies/despres-del-confinament-canviaran-els-nostres-habits-mes-basics/video/6040526/ Full Video-interview: Full interview: https://youtu.be/1FemlQ-nPdA. Full transcript in Spanish: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340950094_The_effects_of_Covid19_on_sociocultural_relations_-_TV_news

“June 18, 2018 Harney Lecture Explores Multiethnic Reality in Spain.” Special event report by Shannon Clarke for The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, June 28, 2018. 

“Mixed families: the stigma persists.” Interviewed by the Spanish national newspaper La Vanguardia on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage and mixed families. Barcelona, April 17, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1957.4641

“Lleida has 20,000 marriages in which one of its members is a foreigner.” Interviewed by the Catalan newspaper Segre on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage, mixed families, and integration. Lleida, April 16, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3006.0404

“Mixed families, with Dan Rodríguez García.” Interviewed by Radio Nadional de España, Radio 5 (The National Radio of Spain) on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage, mixed families, and integration. Madrid, March 30 (Segunda hora, audio from min. 4), 2016. 

“A study concludes that mixed couples do not always mean greater social integration.” Interview for the radio news program BTV News on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage, mixed families, and integration. Barcelona, March 29, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1367.6400

“Mixed unions between immigrants and natives do not equate to social integration.” Interviewed by the Catalan newspaper Catalunya Vanguardista on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage, mixed families, and integration. Barcelona, March 20, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3333.7206

“A study warns about the difficulties of couples formed between natives and immigrants.” Interviewed by the Spanish national newspaper La Vanguardia on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage, mixed families, and integration. Barcelona, March 29, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3726.9361

“Marrying a Spaniard does not equal integration.” Interviewed by the newspaper ABC (Cataluña) on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage, mixed families, and integration. Barcelona, March 30, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2154.0726

“Mixed families are not always equal to social integration.” Interviewed by the Newsroom, Press, and Media of the Autonomous University of Barcelona on the final results of pioneering research on intermarriage, mixed families, and integration. Bellaterra, March 29, 2016. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3989.0800

Interviewed as an expert speaker on intermarriage and multicultural families on the International Day of Families 2013 for the program Entrevista de actualidad, broadcast by Radio Nacional de España, Radio 5 (The National Radio of Spain), Madrid, May 15, 2013.

Interviewed by the Catalan newspaper Ara for the article “Children of Two Cultures,” November 3, pp. 4-5, 2012.

Participated as an expert speaker on intermarriage for the debate program “Intercultural Couples: Problems, Prejudices, and Everyday Life,” El Mirall, broadcast by Catalunya Radio (The National Radio of Catalonia), Barcelona, October 23, 2012.

Interviewed as an expert speaker on the topic “The Brain Drain As a Negative Impact of Catalan Emigration,” for the news program L’Observatori, broadcast by La Xarxa (Municipal Radios’ Network), Barcelona, October 15, 2012.

Participated as an expert speaker on migration on the television program Banda Ampla to discuss the theme “To Emigrate or to Stay,”  broadcast by TV3 (the national television of Catalonia, Barcelona, September 29, 2011.

Wrote editorial article published in the Spanish national newspaper La Vanguardia“Vic, Salt, Immigration and Fear,” March 24, 2010.

Interviewed for a feature story by the journal Wanafrica, #34, pp. 15-16, December 2008.

Interviewed by CBC Radio Canada - Radio Canada International on “Immigration in Spain and the Canadian Experience,”November 28, 2008.

Interviewed for a feature story by Canada’s highest-circulation newspaper The Toronto Star“A Love Match? That’s So Last Century: New Research into Inter-ethnic Unions,” Weekend edition, March 15, Ideas section, pp. 1-3. Authored letter of clarification to the Editor, March 27, 2008.

Interviewed by the magazine Psychologies for the article “Living Between Two Religions,” #30, pp. 69-71, July 6, 2007.

Interviewed by the national newspaper La Vanguardia for the article “The New Couples: 11% of New Marriages Are Mixed,” p. 36, June 17, 2007.

Interviewed by the national newspaper El Correo Digital for the article “A Stranger in the Family,” pp. 36-38, June 6, 2006.

Interviewed by the national newspaper El Periodico for the article “New Families on the Rise: Immigrants Marry More Often with Spaniards Than with Co-nationals,” pp. 24-25, February 27, 2006.

Participated as an expert speaker on “The Canadian Immigration Model: A Comparison Between Canada and Spain” for the debate program l’Agenda, broadcast by Radio 4 (Spain’s national public radio broadcaster), Barcelona, November 22, 2005.

Interviewed by the nationally distributed newspaper Diario Vasco, “Dan Rodríguez-García, Anthropologist Specialising in Migration,” November 10, 2005.

Participated as an expert speaker on “Immigration: The Labour Force and Citizenship” on the current events television program Contrapunt, broadcast by Barcelona Television (BTV), Barcelona, May 23, 2005.

Participated as an expert speaker for the COMRàdio radio debate program Catalunya Plural on the subject of “Canons of Beauty and Interaction at Intimate Levels in the World,” Barcelona, April 4, 2005.

 

TEACHING (at UAB unless otherwise noted)

Undergraduate courses (BA and Degree)

  • “Migrations and Intercultural Relations.” BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2012–present)
  • “Epistemology and Methodology in the Social Sciences.” BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (1999–present)
  • “Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology.” Undergraduate course taught in-class and online and for different bachelor's degrees (1999–present)
  • “Anthropological Perspectives of Difference and Inequality.” BA in Humanities (2004)
  • “Theories of Kinship” (Practical Component). BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (1999, 2004)
  • “Fieldwork Practicum 1 in Social and Cultural Anthropology.” BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology (1999, 2002)

Postgraduate courses (MA and PhD)

  • “Dynamics of Migration and Mixedness in Spain.” Course for the European Joint Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology (CREOLE), Teaching Exchange Program, University of Vienna, June 19-25, 2017
  • “International Migration.” MA in Ethnographic Research, Anthropological Theory, and Intercultural Relations; MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology; and Doctoral Program in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2002–present)
  • “Theoretical Perspectives in Current Migrations.” Interdisciplinary MA in Contemporary Migrations, CER-UAB (2008–present)
  • “Methodology and Techniques of Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology.” MA in Anthropology and Audiovisual Communication, University of Barcelona (UB) (2003–2004)

Other courses

  • “Environmental Change and Migration.” Erasmus intensive course for the MA and PhD Programme “Biocultural Diversity.” Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies (ICTA), Barcelona, 2011
  • “Settlement and Integration Conditions of Immigrant Populations in Catalonia, Spain: Results from the National Survey of Immigration.” Intensive course for the Master in Migration and Social Mediation, Universita Rovira i Virgili, 2011
  • “Immigration in Catalonia, Spain: Socio-demographic Facts, Basic Concepts, and Stereotypes.” Commissioned instructor for the seminar “Diversity in Catalonia Today.” Continuing Education Course for the Police School of Catalonia, organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona, 2005, 2006, and 2007
  • “Immigration in Catalonia, Spain, and Europe: Current Trends and Challenges.” Commissioned instructor for the course “Managing Healthcare Provision in Intercultural Contexts.” Continuing Education Course for the Institute of Health Studies (IES), Ministry of Health of the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, 2007 and 2008
  • “Main Trends in International Migration in Europe.” Invited lecture for the course “Race and Ethnicity” (Prof. Eric Fong), Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada, 2004

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2018-19    Director of the Master in Anthropology: Advanced Research and Social Intervention

2016-19    Director of the European Joint Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology (CREOLE)

2015-19    Member of the MA Program Commission, Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology

2007-19    Member of Lecturer Search Committees, Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology

2002-19    Member of MA Thesis Examination Committee

2006-16    Member of Social and Cultural Anthropology Doctoral ThesisAward Committee 

2009-16    Member of Doctoral Theses Annual Advanced Training Examination Committee 

2012         Steering Committee, Doctoral Program in Social and Cultural Anthropology 

2009-11    Director of the Doctoral Program in Social and Cultural Anthropology          

2009-11    Director of the MA in Ethnographic Research, Anthropological Theory & Intercultural Relations

2009-11    Member of the Faculty of Arts Master’s Program Committee

2009-11    Member of the Departmental MA and PhD Committee         

2007-10    Member of the Departmental Planning Committee

2007-10    Member of the Research Competence Assessment Committee for PhD Candidates

2009         Member of the Progress Review Committee for PhD Candidates

2006-08    Academic Coordinator / Deputy Chair of the Departmentof S&C Anthropology 

2006-08    Coordinator of the Departmental Planning Committee

2000         Evaluation Committee for the Degree in Anthropology, Catalan University Quality Agency  

 

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