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University master's degree in Migratory Movements in the 21st Century: Concepts, Realities and Actions

Teaching staff

The Master's degree features a united interdisciplinary group of teachers from the Departments of Education, Psychology, Geography, Philosophy, Private Law, Public and Corporate Law with long careers in research and the professional world in the field of migrations.

Account is also expected to be taken, in both the experience and research seminars, of a significant presence of women and/or persons from immigration backgrounds complementing the offers from the other courses and providing a cross-cutting education.

Some of the key figures for this master's are:

Marco Aparicio Wilhelmi  is a lecturer in constitutional law at the UdG, where he is currently the coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business and the director of the UNESCO Chair of Sustainable Human Development. He has been coordinating "The right to human mobility" course since 2019, organised by the UdG's Cooperation Office. He also has also been taking part in several legal-support projects for migrants in Catalonia and other places: Lesbos (Greece), the "Balkans route" and the Southern Border (Melilla, Ceuta and the Canary Islands). 

Quim Brugué  has a Bachelor’s degree in economics and a PhD in politics and administration and is constantly examining sociological, geographical, philosophical and literary issues. I have become interested in democracy, public management and public-policy analysis. Now at the University of Girona, as a full professor in the field of Social Work.

Ferran Camas Roda  is the Professor of Employment and Social Security Law at the UdG, a field he has carried out important research in on the employment and social-protection rights of immigrants. He is also a the Director of the Chair of Immigration, Rights and Citizenship, where he has organised courses and seminars and has also advised to immigrant associations regarding the application of immigration legislation. 

Alba Castellsagué is a Juan de la Cierva researcher at the Department of Education at the University of Girona. She has a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and carried out research in education, gender equality and intersectionality, mobilities, international development and cooperation from an ethnographic perspective. She has also taken part in research projects in educational mobilities, dropping out from school, gender equality in higher education and social mentoring. She has conducted research in Catalonia, Nepal and Brazil.

Xavier Casademont Falguera  is a political scientist, a Serra Húnter assistant lecturer and the coordinator of the Bachelor's in Social Work at the University of Girona. He worked at the Acció Social de la Garrotxa Consortium from 2003 to 2017, in charge of the Area of Citizenship and Immigration. He researches local integration policies, among other things. 

Pere Cortada i Hortalà  is an officer of the Secretary's Office for Equality, Migration and Citizenship at the Government of Catalonia. He has a bachelor’s degree in Law and in Political Sciences as well as a Master’s in Political Analysis. He is a lecturer for the Bachelor's Degree of Social Work where he teaches the Coexistence and Equality Policies. 

Chiara Gunella has a degree in Anthropology, Oriental Religions and Civilisations, a Master in Migrations and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) and is a doctoral student at the University of Barcelona, within the research group Gender, Identity and Diversity. She is researching the integration strategies of women who have been victims of sex trafficking in Barcelona. Chiara is currently involved in the AMIF MILE project, which aims to create a sustainable ecosystem and replicable cooperation between municipalities and local associations led by migrants. Chiara is part of the Hello Europe network Hello Europe, whose goal is to support migrant entrepreneurs from around the world, and a co-founder of Formazione Inclusiva, an NGO that aims to reduce discrimination at the workplace. 

Moisès Esteban-Guitart  is a the Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Girona’s department of psychology. He heads the “Culture and Education” research group, and is the director of the UdG’s Institute of Educational Research. His main line of research is the analysis and design of educational processes for personalisation, contextualisation and inclusion in social and cultural diversity situations. 

Francina Esteve Garcia  is a senior lecturer in Public International Law and European Union Law at the University of Girona.She specialises in several areas of European law, having published mainly on: the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, European immigration policy, non-discrimination on the grounds of sex, nationality and racial or ethnic origin, the liberalisation of services in the internal market, control of the principle of subsidiarity, distribution of jurisdiction between the EU and its member states and the EU’s external relations and jurisdictions.

Edgar Iglesias Vidal  has a bachelor’s degree in social and cultural anthropology, a PhD in Pedagogy and is currently a Serra Húnter assistant lecturer. He was a visiting researcher at Stanford University and has been the educational coordinator at an educational organisation (AEIRaval) for the last 7 years. His areas of research are relations between community education and educational fairness and intercultural education in formal and non-formal educational organisations.

Mariona Illamola Dausà  is a senior lecturer and a member of the area of International Law at the University of Girona.The European Union has a lot to say about migration management. Spain cannot decide all its immigration, asylum, integration or border-control policies. The interests and priorities of EU States are interrelated when it comes to designing common policies on migratory movements.Mariona specialises in several areas of European law, having published mainly on: the immigration policies of the EU and Spain, border controls, other aspects of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, non-discrimination on the grounds of sex or control of the principle of subsidiarity.

Jose Antonio Langarita Adiego is an anthropologist and social worker, senior lecturer in Social Work at the Department of Pedagogy. He has researched sexual and gender diversity in public spaces, rural environments and anti LGBTI+ forms of violence, from feminist, decolonial and intersectional perspectives. He is currently the international coordinator of theDiversity and Childhood research project, funded by the European Union, and the main researcher in the OPENDOORS and LetsGoByTalking projects.

Martin Lundsteen  (PhD, MA in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona) is currently doing his post-doc at the Carlsberg Foundation in the Criminology Centre at the University of Oxford. He has taken part in several research projects over the last 5 years on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism, moral economies and perceptions of justice in the context of economic crises and peripheral religiosities. He is presently working on the Contested Belongings project which is aimed at studying the social effects of these bordering practices, that is, how ow social and inclusion/exclusion boundaries are being constituted and reproduced through the socio-cultural and political use of crime and criminalization in two European metropolises. 

Sara Malo has a PhD in Psychology and is a senior lecturer in the area of social psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Girona. She teaches at the level of bachelor's and master’s degree in the area of the social psychology, children’s rights, the subjective well-being and use of technologies by children and teenagers, from the perspective of quality of life. She currently co-coordinates the ERÍDIQV research team (Research Team in Children, Teenagers, Children’s Rights and their Quality of Life) attached to the IRQV (Quality of Life Research Institute).

Salvador Martí i Puig  is the Professor of Political Science and Administration. His field of research is comparative policies with an emphasis on democratisation processes and on social mobilisation and collective action. He has taught and researched at schools and universities in Europe, Latin America and United States. 

Alberto Martin has a PhD in political science from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, specialising in Latin American studies. I have spent a large part of my professional career in Latin America, particularly in Mexico, having carried out teaching and research stays of varying length at the University of Montana (USA), the Universität Bielefeld (Germany), the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and the Universidad Centroamericana (El Salvador). My research interests are ideologies of radical change, popular protest, social movements and political violence.

Mercè Martínez Aso is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Girona’s Department of Private Law and a Labour inspector.

Pilar Monreal Bosch  is a senior lecturer in Evolutionary and Educational Psychology at the University of Girona’s Department of Psychology. She heads the Ageing, Culture and Health (ECiS) Research Group and works on lifestyles and the current features of elderly people, support in empowering processes, promotion of health and participation.

David Pavon Gamero  is a senior lecturer at the University of Girona's Department of Geography.

Òscar Prieto-Flores  is a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Girona’s Department of Education. He is currently the main researcher in the RECERCAIXA project (2018-2021) , social and technological innovations for the inclusion of immigrants and refugees. He has been a visiting research at the universities of Stanford and Massachusetts (United States) and Queensland (Australia).

Anna Quintanas Feixas  is a senior lecturer at the UdG’s Department of Philosophy. Her educational and research careers are focused on three areas: Michel Foucault’s philosophy of difference, Philosophical Anthropology and forms of government within the neoliberalism framework. She is the director of the Observatory for Applied Ethics in Social, Psychoeducational and Healthcare Action 

Luis Ramos Poley  is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Girona’s Department of Private Law.He has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master in Advocacy from the UOC. Labour and union advisor. At present attending the Doctoral Programme in Law, Economics and Business at the UdG, focusing his research in the area of the immigration. He is part of the UdG’s Research Group: Immigration management, free circulation of persons and worker’s rights.

Albert Sabater Coll  has a PhD in Censuses and Surveys and an MSc in Social and Statistical Research Methods from the University of Manchester. He also has a Master's degree in Demography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She was a pre-doctoral Marie Sklodowska-Curie researcher at the European Commission, a post-doctoral research at the Economic and Social Research Council, and researcher and teacher at the universities of Manchester and Saint Andrews. Her research and teaching interests include quantitative and mixed studies in relations among international migrants, segregation, and course of life.

Isabel Salamaña i Serra , is a geographer, senior lecturer at the University of Girona's Department of Geography, specialising in rural, gender, territorial-planning and public-space studies. She is member of the Standing Committee of the Inter-University Women and Gender Studies Institute (iiEDG) and the Institute of the Environment (UdG) and a member of the Chair of Geography and Territorial Thinking (UdG). She is also an editor on the magazine Documents d'Anàlisi Geogràfica UAB-UdG.

Carles Serra Salamé , an anthropologist, with a PhD from the University of Girona (2001) and a Master in Euro-Arab Studies from the UdG and the CIDOB (1994). He is a senior lecturer at the University of Girona's Department of Pedagogy. He has worked on analysing the academic careers of immigrant students, racism and social intervention with young people in immigration contexts. He is a member of the Salt-Girona Anti-Racist Area.

Mostafà Shaimi  is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Girona’s Department of Public Law. He gives classes for the bachelor's degrees of Criminology and Social Education, for the master in the Education of Spanish and Catalan as second languages (UdG) and for the master in religious diversity: Thought, Reality, Governance (UdG), which he coordinates. 

Joan Vergés Gifra  is a senior lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Girona’s Department of Philosophy and the director of the Ferrater Mora Chair of Contemporary Thought. His main interests are contemporary political thought, with special attention on the political liberalism developed by John Rawls. He works above all on the issues of social stability, tolerance, pluralism, all of which have an impact on encounters between residents and migrants. 

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