GRITIM's Research in Progress Sessions are organised every two months. They are intended to be a forum to discuss newest research, projects or current work in progress in a comfortable and enriching learning environment. These sessions are open to post-docs, senior researchers and PhD students. The sessions are composed usually of two presentations, with approximately 20min for the presentation and 40min of discussion for each. The sessions are every Thursday, from 12hr until 14hr.


May 24, 2018

Time: 13:00-15:00

Room: 24:200

"Migration & the Transnationalization of Social Protection" by Jean-Michel Lafleur (University of Liège)

"Keeping  Policy  and  Politics  Apart: Integration  Policies  in  Europe  and  the Politics of Citizenship in Spain and Italy" by Francesco Pasetti (GRITIM-UPF)

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January 25, 2018

Time: 12:00-14:00

Room: 24:400

"Yellow Peril, Model Minority, Honorary White, Perpetual Foreigner, Tiger Nation: Chinese in America, Global China and the United States"

by Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Brown University)


"Gendered Dimensions of Educational Experience: Case study of young Syrian refugee women in Turkey"

by Begüm Dereli (GRITIM-UPF)

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December 14, 2017

Time: 12:00-14:00

Room: 24:400

"Redundancy and the Great Depression in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona: Philanthropic records as a new source for the study of poverty"

by Juan Galeano (Center for Demographic Studies- UAB)

"Decision making in transit: the EU-Turkey deal"

by Sevda Tunaboylu (GRITIM-UPF)

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October 19, 2017

Time: 12:00-14:00

Room: 24:400

"The 'balloon effect' in the Mediterranean. A proposal for a new analytical framework to understand interactions between migratory flows and the external dimension of European migration policies."

by Lorenzo Gabrielli (GRITIM-UPF)


"Immigrants and native citizens in schools: addressing ethnic prejudice and trust formation"

by Mina Prokic (GRITIM-UPF)


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May 23, 2017

Time: 12:00-14:00

Room 24.400

Political mobilization towards home: A cross-movement and cross-context comparison of Catalan and Spanish emigrants

by Evren Yalaz (GRITIM-UPF), Eva Østergaard-Nielsen (UAB), Seda Aydin (UAB), and Joan Coma i Roura (UAB)


“The Politics of Integration of Moroccan Immigrants in Spain, 1985-2014”

by Gatha Nautiyal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)


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April 6, 2017

Time: 13:00-14:00

Room: 24:400

"Explaining Sub-State Educational Responses to Immigration: an International Comparison of Catalonia, Quebec and Wales”

by Catrin Wyn Edwards – Aberystwyth University

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January 23, 2017

Time: 13.00-14.00

Room 24.400

“Return Migration and Diaspora Entrepreneurship: Transnational Migrants as Agents of Development?”

by Zenia Hellgren – GRITIM-UPF Researcher

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29th, November

Time: 12.00-14.00

Room: 20.137, Ed. Jaume I

Labour Market Integration of Refugees: What Do We Know (and How to Learn More)? A Presentation of the Study “From Refugees to Workers”

By Iván Martín, Migration Policy Centre/ European University Institute, GRITIM-UPF and Albert F. Arcarons, Migration Policy Centre/European University Institute


Research project: Understanding SNRP discourses on immigration

By Nuria Franco-Guillen, GRITIM-UPF Researcher


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18th, October

Time: 12.00-14.00
Room: 24.023, Mercé Rodoreda building, UPF Campus Ciutadella

The interrelationship between collective ownership and collective identification: an unexplored aspect of ethnic conflict

By Anna Kyriazi (GRITIM-UPF Visiting doctoral researcher from the European University Institute, Florence)


Philosophy of Integration and the Politics of Citizenship in Spain

By Francesco Pasetti (doctoral candidate at GRITIM-UPF)

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March 22nd

Attitudes towards Immigrants by the Native Population and Trust in the Local Welfare State Institutions (Case Study: Barcelona) 

By Mina Prokic (GRITIM-UPF PhD candidate)


The impacts of EU external migration policies on democracy development in North Africa: a case-study in Morocco

By Luisa Faustini (GRITIM-UPF PhD candidate)

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10th, February:

 "Old" Natives and "New" Immigrants: Against Territory and History as Kymlicka's Criteria for Granting Group-Rights

By Darian Heim (GRITIM-UPF PhD candidate)


Migration Policies in Argentina Two Points of View: Institutions and Immigrants

By Lucila Nejamkis (GRITIM-UPF Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher)

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9th, June:

Immigrants' perceptions on integration in two institutional frameworks, Sweden and Spain

By Zenia Hellgren, (GRITIM-UPF Visiting post-doctoral researcher)


The recurrence of the "border crisis" in the Spanish case: strait of Gibraltar, Ceuta, Melilla, Canary Islands ... back and forth 

By Lorenzo Gabrielli (GRITIM-UPF Post-doctoral researcher)

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17th, November:

Political parties and immigrant associations: Alliances in the presence of politicized immigration conflicts at the local level

By Juan Carlos Triviño Salazar (GRITIM-UPF PhD Candidate)


Minority Nations, Political Parties and Immigration

By Nuria Franco Guillén (GRITIM-UPF PhD Candidate)

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20th, April:

How Institutional Contexts Matter. Experiences of Precariousness and Capability among Migrant Domestic Workers in Stockholm and Barcelona

by Zenia Hellgren (Visiting postdoctoral Researcher at GRITIM)


Strategic combats in the policy field of inner-European mobility from Spain

by Christiane Heimann (Visiting PhD student, University of Bamberg - BAGSS)

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31st October:

Individualization of Muslim Religious Practices: Contextual Creativity of Second-generation Moroccans in Spain

by Mohammed el Bachouti (GRITIM-UPF PhD candidate)

Worker Recruitment under the Spain-Ecuador Bilateral Labor Agreement

by Mariana Minaya (Fulbright visiting researcher)

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9th,  December:

A citizenship-framework for comparing local immigrant integration policies

by Dirk Gebhardt (Marie Curie Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Science and GRITIM member)


Migration, identity change, and justice - is there a right to identity & belonging for settled immigrants?  

by Darian Heim (PhD candidate in the Department of Law and GRITIM member)

See the abstracts