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  • Director of the Equalty Unit: Rosa Cerarols

Postal address

Universitat Pompeu Fabra 
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 
08005 Barcelona


Phone: +34 93 542 2836
E-mail: [email protected] 


The roles of the Equality Unit consist of:

a) Preparing diagnostic reports on the status of the Equality Plan and coordinating the implementation of the University’s Equality Plan, through the institutional monitoring mechanism provided for in the Plan.

b) Carrying out studies to evaluate, monitor and assess the degree of compliance with legislation on equality between women and men, and the plans and measures proposed or applied to promote and achieve effective equality.

c) Advising the various academic and administrative bodies, services and units on matters of gender equality policies, and, where appropriate, proposing and promoting measures to correct inequalities and non-compliances detected.

d) Coordinating the people and units involved in the preparation, application, monitoring and evaluation of gender equality and sexual diversity policies at the University.

e) Disseminating regular and systematic information on the situation and development of the principle of equality between women and men at UPF and on actions for its promotion, as well as to make it easier for the university community to put forward initiatives, opinions and proposals in this regard.

f) Proposing and promoting measures that facilitate training, research, transfer, conciliation and management with a gender perspective, as well as proposing measures that enhance the balanced presence of men and women in corporate bodies.

g) Proposing and promoting measures that safeguard the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people, and that enforce the principles of non-discrimination and respect for sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

h) Preventing and, where appropriate, addressing situations of gender-based violence, LGBTIphobia and sexual harassment that affect members of the university community in accordance with the University protocols or regulations.

i) Providing support services to persons affected by the situations described above.


A master’s degree in Visual Anthropology (UB, 2006) and a PhD in Geography (UAB, 2008). Untenured senior lecturer at the Department of Humanities and coordinator of the Research Group on Geohumanities.

Her main areas of research are cultural geography and gender studies, and more recently also geohumanities, both regarding epistemological issues related to geocreativity and case studies and artistic practices on creative landscapes. In 2008 she received the IX Carmen de Burgos Essay Prize for feminist dissemination. In 2012 she won the CASB scholarship for a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University. In 2015, she won a SEBAP scholarship for a research stay at Universidade do Minho, and in 2016 she was a visiting professor to Universidade Estadual de Campinas. In 2014, she was granted the UPF Board of Trustees’ Teaching Quality and Innovation Award.

Acting coordinator of the bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and between 2015-2021 Faculty of Humanities mobility coordinator.  

She was appointed by the rector on 31 May 2021.