Núria Franco Guillén

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Departamento de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales

Nota biográfica

Núria Franco is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, where she has also worked as a teaching assistant. For the past three years, she worked as a coordinator and researcher at GRITIM-UPF in the framework of the Fronteras project. She is currently working as coordination assistant of project Diversidad - Municipalities and Immigration: Interculturality and Gobernability Index (see National Projects) and copy-editor of GRITIM-UPF Policy Series. In 2012, she was awarded by the Institut d'Estudis Autonòmics grants for research on self-government experiences abroad and she visited the University of Edinburgh (UK) and the Université du Quebec à Montreal (Canada) in order to carry out the fieldwork of some of her case studies. Together with two other researchers (Blanca Garcés Mascareñas and Elena Sánchez-Montijano) she has been awarded the Estudios de Progreso prize for the project Estudio sobre los discursos en torno a la inmigracion en las elecciones municipales de 2011 (Fundación Alternativas). She has also collaborated with the Council of Europe (Intercultural Cities) and the Faculty of Law (Quality Report). She had previously worked as a political analyst at the Centre de Documentació Política (2006-2008).

Líneas de investigación

Immigration and integration

Minority Nations and multi-level governance

Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties

 

Thesis Abstract

My thesis aims to examine the interaction of minority nations, immigration, and political parties through the assessment of stateless nationalist and regionalist parties' discourses. Most research has been carried out in the framework of binomial interactions, that is, between minority nations and immigration, political parties and immigration, or minority nations and political parties. However, there is a lack of research linking all three dimensions and it is here where thesis makes a contribution. Departing from the premise that immigration poses specific challenges to minority nations, and that the answers given to them shed light on a society's self-understanding, the analysis of the discourse of stateless nationalist and regionalist political parties (SNRP) emerge as a good way to engage in this line of research. In a compilation of three articles, I explore these questions throught the examination of the main dimensions of the centre-periphery cleavage (identity, territory and economy) in different parties in Catalonia, Quebec and Scotland. 

Docencia

desde 2010 Introducció a la Ciència Política (seminars) - 1r curs Ciències Polítiques i de l'Administració

desde 2013 Ciència Política I (seminars) - 1r curs Grau en Dret

2013 Ciutadania i Diversitat (teoria i seminaris) - (Op.) 3r/4rt curs Ciències Polítiques i de l'Administració

2011 Tècniques d'investigació qualitatives (seminars) - 3r curs Grau en Criminologia

2010 Teories de la Democràcia (seminars) - 4rt curs Ciències Polítiques i de l'Administració

2009 La immigració en nacions minoritàries - Curs d'Estiu UPF

 

Publicaciones

(forthcoming) "Contact with Immigrants in Times of Crisis: An Exploration of the Catalan Case" with T. Rodon, Ethnicities.

(2013, forthcoming) "Catalunya terra d'acollida: Stateless Nationalist Parties Discourses on Immigration" with R. Zapata-Barrero, in E. Hepburn and R. Zapata-Barrero (eds.) The Politics of Immigration in Multi-level States: Governance and political parties. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave/MacMillan.

(2013) Book review: Leith, S. and Soule, D. (2012) Political Discourse and National Identity in Scotland.  Ethnopolitics: Formerly Global Review of Ethnopolitics. On-line first.

(2012) "Reconciling context and contact with immigrants effects: An examination of the Catalan case" with T. Rodón. GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series, 15.

(2012) "Entre la exclusión y la inclusión. Los discursos políticos en las elecciones municipales de 2011 en Cataluña" with B. Garcés-Mascareñas and E. Sánchez-Montijano in: La hora de la Integración. Anuario de la Inmigración en España. Barcelona: CIDOB Foundation. 264-285.

(2011) "L'Immigration en Catalogne dans le contexte espagnol: l'évolution démographique et des politiques publiques" Migrations Societés, No. 134-135. 83-94.

(2011) "The Point System of Selection of Immigrants in Quebec". GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series, 9.

Press articles

(2013) "Les trois causes de l'indépendentisme catalan", La chemise magazin, 09/02/2013.

(2011) "Catalunya de blau", Línia Badalona, 29/05/2011.

Conference participation:

Selfishness of the affluent? Stateless nationalist and regionalist parties and immigration. Workshop: Immigration and Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties: Foe or Ally? UACES 43rd Annual Conference. Leeds: September 2013.

Selfishness of the affluent? Stateless nationalist and regionalist parties and immigration. Workshop: Mainstream political parties and immigrants in times of crisis: discourses, politicization and participation. IMISCOE Annual Conference. Malmö: August 2013

Managing immigration in a multi-level context. (co-chaired with Ricard Zapata-Barrero). IMISCOE Annual Conference. Malmö: August 2013

Intercultural Governance and impact index. Workshop: Evaluating the performance and impact of intercultural policies. Council of Europe. Pécs (Hungary) June 2013.

Immigració i secessió: Quebec i Escòcia en perspectiva. Conference: Immigració i Cohesió social en el procés d'independència de Catalunya. Òmnium Cultural. Els Monjos: June 2013

Catalunya terra d'acollida: Stateless Nationalist Parties Discourses on Immigration Conference: The New European Agenda for Integration: Regions, Multi-level Governance and Immigrant Integration in the EU. University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: June 2012

Los discursos electorales en torno a la inmigración en las elecciones municipales de 2011 (Co-presented by B. Garcés-Mascareñas and E. Sánchez-Montijano). Congreso de las Migraciones en España. Bilbao: April 2012

Analysing Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties' (SNRP) Discourses on immigration: A framework for analysis. Graduate Network Conference. Humboldt University. Berlin: March 2011.

Entre la exclusión y la inclusión. Los discursos políticos en las elecciones municipales de 2011 en Cataluña (Co-presented by B. Garcés-Mascareñas and E. Sánchez-Montijano) GRITIM-UPF Workshop Series. Politicas Locales en torno a la inmigración. Barcelona: March 2012

Analysing Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties' (SNRP) Discourses on immigration: A framework for analysis. Territorial Politics Work in Progress Seminars. Institute of Governance - University of Edinburgh: March 2012

Intercultural Cities: How to gain visibility? Moderator of the roundtable in the framework of  the Symposium LOCAL WORLD AND IMMIGRATION. WHAT BECOMES NEWS? of the Committee for Diversity in the Audiovisual Barcelona:  16 December 2011

The Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities. Council of Europe. Yuznhe (Ukrania): September 2011

The point system of selection of Immigrants in Quebec. Graduate Network Conference. Barcelona: May 2010.

 Padró Municipal i Immigrants. Reflexions entorn a la polèmica de Vic. Universitat Pompeu Fabra (SEPC) Barcelona, February 2010