The purpose of the GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series is to disseminate academic research work-in-progress that contributes to the development of migration studies. The main framework is related to GRITIM-UPF's  main priorities: promote multidisciplinarity, research innovation and analysis of processes of changes related to migration and diversity.


GRITIM-UPF Working Papers is blind peer-reviewed, has public access by creative commons, is incorporated in the research publication network of the Catalan Goverment (Recercat) and you can follow its impact dayly. GRITIM-UPF Working Papers is published at quarterly.


Academic Committee:

Zenia Hellgren
Nuria Franco-Guillén
Lorenzo Gabrielli 
Iván Martín
John Palmer
Silvia Morgades-Gil 
Teun A. Van Dijk
Evren Yalaz
Ricard Zapata-Barrero


Publication Editor:

Karina Melkonian - GRITIM-UPF


Number 41 - Autumn 2019 - Assembling Borders, Territory and Human Rights in Migration Management Policies

Author: Martino Reviglio (Ph.D. candidate in International Migration Law at the University of Turin, Italy)

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Number 40 - Summer 2019 - Challenging Narratives of ‘Native Flight’ in a Small Town. Reflections on Moral Economies and Space

Author: Martin Lundsteen (Associate Researcher at GRITIM-UPF, and Professor in the Master's program in Migration Studies at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of UPF, Barcelona) 

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Number 39 - Spring 2019 - Mourning Migrants across Borders: ‘Mestiza’ Consciousness and Transmodernity in Tim Z. Hernández’s Novel

Author: Maria Antonia Oliver Rotger (Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities at UPF, Barcelona)

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Number 38 - Winter 2018 - EU Asylum Offshoring: An Analysis of the Limits Imposed by European Human Rights Standards. Can the European Union copy Australia in the offshoring of the asylum function?

Author: Ana Calvo Sierra (Former Master student in Migration Studies, GRITIM-UPF)

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Number 37 - Autumn 2018 - Refugee Protests in Hotspots: A first comparison between Lampedusa and Lesbos 

Author: Alessandra Guida (Former Master student in Migration Studies, GRITIM-UPF)

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Number 36-Summer 2018- Multiple Actors and Incentives for Immigrants’ Civic and Political Participation in Cities: Lesson from Italy and Spain 

Authors: Teresa M. Cappiali (Collegio Carlo Alberto) and Juan Carlos Triviño-Salazar (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals)

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Number 35- Spring 2018 - Patterns of settlement following forced migration: the case of Bosnians in the United States

Author: John Palmer - GRITIM-UPF, Barcelona.

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Number 34- Winter 2017 - Employment Crisis in Spain and Return Migration of Bolivians: An Overview

Authors: Sonia Parella - UAB; Alisa Petroff -  UAB; Clara Piqueras - UAB; Thales Speroni - UAB / UFRGS, Brasil

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Number 33- Autumn 2017- Foreigners, Citizens and the Tyrannical Edges of the ‘Vox Populi’: Empirical and Normative Evidence from Switzerland

Author: Jean-Thomas Arrighi (University of Neuchâtel)

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Number 32-Summer 2017- Mapping the Qualitative Migration Research in Europe: An Exploratory Analysis

Authors: Evren Yalaz - GRITIM-UPF; Ricard Zapata-Barrero - GRITIM-UPF

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Number 31 - Spring 2017 - An opening process. How newcomers are involved in the cultural mainstream associations in Catalonia

Authors: Marta Rovira Martínez- UAB and UOC; Enric Saurí Saula - UOC

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Number 30 - Winter 2016 - Multilevel inter-regional governance of mobility between Africa and Europe. Towards a deeper and broader externalisation

Author: Lorenzo Gabrielli - GRITIM - UPF

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Number 29 - Autumn 2016 - Providing public healthcare to irregular migrants. The everyday politics and local negotiation of formal entitlements and effective access in London and Barcelona

Author: Reinhard Schweitzer - University of Sussex

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Number 28 - Summer 2016 - Local governance, horizontal coordination and unauthorized immigrants’ status in France and Spain

Author: Flora Burchianti -  Lycée Paul Valéry, France

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Number 27 - Spring 2016 - The Gift of Babel. Multilingualism, Diversity, and Migrants

Author: Darian Heim - GRITIM, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

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Number 26 - Winter 2015 - Cities and immigrant citizenship. A comparison of local citizenship policies in Barcelona and Munich 

Author: Dirk Gebhardt- GRITIM, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

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Number 25 - Autumn 2015 - The concept of interseccionality, a contribution to the discussions on the political participation of immigrants: the case of Paraguayan women in the Greater Buenos Aires Area

Author: Lucila Nejamkis- CONICET, Argentina

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Number 24 - Summer 2015 -The Recruitment Mechanism in Spanish and U.S. Guest Worker Programs: Preventing fraud and abuse in worker selection and hiring 

Author: Mariana Minaya- Fulbright visiting GRITIM, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. 

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Number 23 - Spring 2015 -Immigrant Integration as a Two-Way Process: Translating Theory into Practice

Author: Zenia Hellgren- GRITIM, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. 

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Number 22 - Winter 2014 -Comparing the politics behind the immigrant integration laws of Catalonia and South Tyrol 

Author: Christina Isabel Zuber- University of Bremen, Germany. 
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Number 21 - Autumn 2014 -Identity conflicts, human rights and the crisis of multiculturalism in Europe: from politics to the courts 

Author: Neus Torbisco Casals- GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. 
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Number 20 - Summer 2014 -Alliances in the resolution of politicized immigration conflicts in the city 

Author: Juan Carlos Triviño Salazar- GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. 
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Number 19 - Spring 2014 -Injustice and high skilled "temporary" labour migration  

Author:  Patti Tamara Lenard- University of Ottawa, Canada. 
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Number 18 - Autumn 2013 -Reconsidering the "policy gap": policy implementation and outcomes in Spain 

Author:  Blanca Garcés Mascareñas-GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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Number 17 - Summer 2013 -The three strands of intercultural policies: a comprehensive view. A critical review of Bouchard and Cantle recent books on interculturalism

Author:  Ricard Zapata Barrero-GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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Number 16 - Spring 2013 -Predictors of Political Orientation among US-born Mexican Americans: Cultural Identification, Acculturation Attitudes and Socioeconomic Status 

Authors: Laura P. Naumann (Sonoma State U. California), Verònica Benet-Martínez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) & Penelope Espinoza (U. of Texas at El Paso) 
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Number 15 - Winter 2013 -Reconciling context and contact with immigrants effects: An examination of the Catalan case

Authors: Toni Rodón and Núria Franco-Guillén -Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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Number 14 - Autumn 2012 - Is there really a backlash against Multiculturalism Policies? New evidence from the Multiculturalism Policy Index

Authors: Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka - Queen's University, Canada
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Number 13 - Autumn 2012 - Immigration and Contested Nation-building: explaining the political salience of immigration in multi-national societies

Author: Fiona Barker - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
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Number 12 - Summer 2012 - Membership and Internal Democracy. Immigrant organisations in the city of Oslo

Author: Marianne Takle - Group for Migration and Transnationality, NOVA, Norwegian Social Research
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Number 11 - Spring 2012 - Overcoming the ethical dilemmas of skilled migration? An analysis of international narratives on the 'brain drain'

Author: Antonina Levatino (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Antoine Pécoud (UNESCO & URMIS Université Paris 7, France).
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Number 10 - Winter 2012 - Immigration Controls and the Erosion of Popular Sovereignty

Author: Chris Gilligan - University of the West of Scotland, UK
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Number 9 - Autumn 2011 - The Point System of Selection of Immigrants in Quebec

Author: Núria Franco i Guillén - GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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Number 8 - Summer 2011 - The European Union and refugees: towards more restrictive asylum policies in the European Union?

Authors: Christian Kaunert and Sarah Leonard - University of Salford
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Number 7 - Spring 2011 - Teaching Ethnic Diversity in Journalism School

Author: Teun A. Van Dijk - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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Number 6 - Winter 2011 - Toleration and the fair terms of engagement with diversity

Author: Mitja Sardoc - Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana
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Number 5 - Autumn 2010 - Gendered Networks and Mexican Migration

Authors: Mathew Creighton - GRITIM-UPF, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Fernando Riosmena - University of Colorado at Boulder
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Number 4 - Spring 2010 - The Externalisation of the Asylum Function in the European Union

Author: Sílvia Morgades - GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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Number 3 - Winter 2009 - "¡Mezquita no!" The origins of mosque opposition in Spain 

Author: Avi Astor - University of Michigan
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Number 2 - Winter 2009 - Introducing diversity in public organisations - diminishing theoretical ambiguity and controversy by empirical research

Author: Anne R. van Ewijk - GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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Number 1- Autumn 2009 - Temporary and circular labour migration : reassessing established public policies

Authors: Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Rocío Faúndez García, Elena Sánchez Montijano - GRITIM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
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