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Professor and I teach at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona-Spain)
. 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 the Board of
the European Network IMISCOE (International Migration and Social Cohesion in Europe
) and expert of Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe.
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
social and political changes, and to the European and Mediterranean approach in migration studies.
Finally, you can also follow me on twitter: @ricardzapata