Teaching & Mentoring

Graduate courses

  • Ethnographies of Urban Poverty (with Hugo Valenzuela; 2016-2021)

  • Laboratory in Anthropology (2015-2018)

  • Personal Network Analysis - Master in Sociology, University of Bielefeld, Germany (2015)

  • Project Design I (2019/20)

  • Project Design II (since 2013)

  • Methods of Data Analysis (Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed) (2013-2019)

  • International summer school "The Measurement of Personal Networks" (since 2011; this year it will be a winter school and hybrid!)



undergraduate COURSES

  • Recursos Instrumentales de la Investigación en Antropologia (Since 2016/17)

  • Técnicas de Investigación en la Antropología (2011-2013)

  • Técnicas de Investigación (Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, 2007-2008)

  • Sociología de Educación (Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, 2007-2008)

  • Methodology (University of Groningen, 2005-2006)

MENTORING Graduate students

Graduate Advisees (MA Social and Cultural Anthropology):

Celia Soler Ramiro (2021). Co-chair with Karla Nahuelpan Sánchez.

Rosa Nin González (2021). Co-chair with Dan Rodríguez-García.

Sergi Meneses Vicente (2020).

Elena Cuesta Merayo (2019).

Karla Nahuelpan Sánchez (2018).

Mercedes Vázquez Broquá (2017). Co-chair with Hugo Valenzuela-García.

Asier Heras López (2017). Co-chair with Hugo Valenzuela-García.

Margherita Arcuri (2016).

PhD students who defended their thesis in Anthropology, Transnational Social Support, and Geography:

Rajalakshmi Kanagavel (2015). “Mediated Connections: Exploring the “Social” in Mediated Students' Lives”. Predoctoral grant holder of the German Research Foundation). PhD in Transnational Social Support, University of Hildesheim, Germany. Co-chair with W. Schröer. Magna Cum Laude. Rajee published her PhD thesis later as Kanagavel, R. (2018). The Social Lives of Networked Students: Mediated Connections. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan (book cover shown). Highly recommended!

Judith Pampalona i Tarrès (2017). “Be good with your neighbours: Support networks of immigrant entrepreneurs in a microstate”. PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB (Predoctoral grant holder of the Andorran government). Co-chair with J. L. Molina. Excellent Cum Laude. Premio Extraordinario del Doctorado 2016/17 (Best Thesis Award)

Eduard Sala Barceló (2018). “La crisis de la vivienda: Implicaciones territoriales y estrategias de empoderamiento”. PhD in Geography, UAB. Co-chair with A. Casellas Puigdemasa. Excellent Cum Laude.

Paula Escribano (2020). “Intentional environmental communities in Catalonia”. PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB. Co-chair with J. L. Molina. Excellent Cum Laude. Premio Extraordinario del Doctorado 2019/20 (Best Thesis Award)

Ignacio (Nacho) Fradejas-García (2021). “The role of (im)mobility in transnational social fields”. PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology, UAB (Predoctoral grant holder of the Spanish Government, FPI program). Co-chair with J. L. Molina. Excellent Cum Laude.

Johan Fredborn Larsson (2021). “The Ambivalent European: Expats in Brussels”. Co-chair with H. Valenzuela. Excellent Cum Laude.

Amanda Elizabeth Bruck (2021). “The (un)deserving mother? Lived realities, critical temporalities, and socially supportive relationships of mothers experiencing deprivation poverty in austerity-era Britain”. Co-chair with H. Valenzuela. Excellent Cum Laude.

Current PhD Advisees (in Social and Cultural Anthropology):

Karla Nahuelpan Sánchez (Predoctoral grant holder of ANID, Chile). “Transnational Political Activism among Latin-American Indigenous Peoples”.

Lara Désirée Brinker. “Home far away from home: The impact of cross-cultural flatshares on acculturation orientation and identity formation of refugees”.

Julie Green. “Culture, connectedness and deviant cognition in formal and informal mental health environments in the US”.

Sigrún Valsdóttir (University of Iceland Scholarship). “Spaniards in Iceland: Making a living at the Arctic circle”. Under joint international supervision with Kristín Loftsdóttir, University of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Zhiyi Jin (Early career scholar in the ERC project PATCHWORK). Statistical analysis of network societal cohesion in European societies. With Michal Bojanowski.

Nuria Targarona Rifà (Early career scholar in the ERC project PATCHWORK) Qualitative analysis of acquaintanceship networks and their relation to social cohesion in European societies. With Alejandro Ciordia.

Nigel van Herwijnen (Early career scholar in the ERC project PATCHWORK) Agent-based modeling of the network influence on individuals' cohesive attitudes. Under joint international supervision with Raffaele Vacca, University of Milan, and with Yunsub Lee.

New students

I am happy to mentor new Master and PhD students in the fields of social exclusion and poverty, migration and transnationalism, and social cohesion, particularly if you want to use relational or network approaches - whether that involves ethnography, interviews, surveys, digital trace data, or other methodologies.