FEIXA PÀMPOLS, CARLES

Principal Investigator
Department of Communication
Department of Communication. Universitat Pompeu Fabra

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CARLES FEIXA PÀMPOLS (Lleida, 1962) is full professor of social anthropology at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). He has a PhD from the University of Barcelona and an Honoris Causa from the University of Manizales (Colombia). Former professor at the University of Lleida, he has been visiting scholar in Rome, Mexico City, Paris, Berkeley, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Newcastle and Lima. He has specialized in the study of youth cultures, conducting fieldwork research in Catalonia, Mexico and Colombia. He is author or coauthor of more than 50 books, including De jovenes, bandas y tribus (Barcelona, 1998, 5th ed. 2012), Jovens na America Latina (São Paulo, 2004), Global Youth? (London & New York, 2006), Youth, Space and Time (Boston & Leiden, 2016), La imaginación autobiográfica (Barcelona, 2018) and El Rey. Diario de un Latin King (Barcelona, 2020). He has been co-editor of the journal Young (Londres/Delhi) and member of the editorial board of Nueva Antropología (México), Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud (Colombia), Mondi Migranti (Italia), Analise Social (Portugal), among others. He has been a consultant on youth policies for the United Nations and VP for Europe of the research committee “Sociology of Youth” of the International Sociological Association. In 2017 he obtained two of the highest recognitions to his research work: the ICREA Academia Award of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.