Welcome to Ricard Zapata Barrero's website!

I am teaching at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona-Spain) and I am accredited Professor since 2011.  And I am also the Director of GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration) and the Master Programme on immigration studies.  I am  also member of several government advisory boards, and occasional contributor to media and policy debates.
My main lines of research deal with contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship and immigration. In particular, within two main fields:  Borders/Human Mobility Studies and Diversity/Citizenship studies. I promote interdisciplinary knowledge on immigration, combine theory and case studies, and follow contextual, conceptual and interpretive approaches. My findings always try to contribute to the European approach.
 Finally, you can also follow me on twitter: @ricardzapata

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