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GRITIM-UPF, University of Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia, Spain

Ricard Zapata-Barrero is Coordinator of EuroMedMig and EUMedMi Jean Monnet Network “Mapping European Mediterranean Migration Studies”. 

He is Full Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona-Spain). Director of GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration) and the Master Program in Migration Studies. He is also member of the Board of Directors the European Network IMISCOE (International Migration and Social Cohesion in Europe) and Chair of the External Affairs Committee. Co-Coordinator of IMISCOE Standing Committee on Methodological Approaches and tools in Migration Research.  Additionally, he is a member of editorial boards of several academic journals and an occasional contributor to media and policy debates.

His lines of research deal with contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship and immigration. He promotes interdisciplinary knowledge on immigration, combines theory and case studies, and follows contextual, conceptual and interpretive approaches. His findings always try to contribute to social and political changes, and to the European and Mediterranean approach in migration studies. He is currently working on Mediterranean Migration, Cities of Migration and developing the Intercultural Citizenship Paradigm.

Themes related to current research:

  • Mediterranean Migration Research Agenda
  • Migration and Mediterranean Regional Building process
  • Mediterranean Migration policies and narratives
  • Interculturalism and the Mediterranean
  • Citizenship, Cities and the Mediterranean

For more information about his research activities and publications see here.