Welcome to Ricard Zapata Barrero's website!

I am
​Full Professor ​
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 Migration 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

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