Dr. Olga Jubany
Director of the European Social research Unit





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Dr. Olga Jubany

Olga Jubany is Doctor by the London School of Economics and Political Science, currently Full Professor at the Social Anthropology Department. She is Director of the European Social Research Unit, and coordinator of the research Group on Gender, Identity and Diversity (GENI) at the Universitat de Barcelona. She is a social anthropologist, author of several investigations and publications in the fields of identity, social exclusion and social control from the ethnographic tradition of anthropology. Adopting the intersectional approach, her work engages in topics of gender, racism, migration, with particular focus on comparative multi-sited research within the European framework. She’s currently conducting research on the specific areas of online hate speech, LGBT-phobia, asylum processes, and victims’ support systems.

Jointly with Saskia Sassen, Dr. Jubany is currently Editor of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship Series of Palgrave Macmillan, having taken over in January 2019 from Robin Cohen and Zig Layton-Henry.

Dr. Jubany has a long international trajectory and is nominated Expert at the Research Executive Agency (REA) of the European Commission, having participated both in the 7th Framework Programme and in the Horizon 2020 Programme. She is member of the Spanish Delegation of the Consejero de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain (MINECO) for the Research Group on Societal Challenges and JRC of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. Dr. Jubany is also the UB representative for the Working Group Social Challenges for the Conferencia de Rectores de Universidades Españolas (CRUE) and is actively involved with the League of European Research Universities (LERU). 

Her current research includes being the Principal Investigator and Coordinator for EXIT: Exploring Sustainable Strategies to Counteract Territorial Inequalities from an Intersectional Approach, funded by the EU Horizon Europe programme.She has recently been the Principal Investigator and Coordinator of already concluded projects LetsGoByTalking: Innovative paths through restorative justice for victims of anti-LGBT hate crimes and SupportVoCDevelopment of a Generic Support Services Model to enhance the Rights of Victims of Crime (funded both by the Justice Programme of the EU) and the Principal Investigator in Spain for REACT: Respect and Equality: Acting and Communicating Together (funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme – REC – of the EU), having also recently concluded the research and coordination of DIVERCITY: Preventing and Combating Homo- and Transphobia in Small and Medium Cities across Europe (funded by the REC Programme of the EU). Other recent researches include the projects PRISM: Preventing, Redressing and Inhibiting Hate Speech in New Media, funded by the EC DG Justice (2013-2016); and the FP7 project CITISPYCECombating Inequalites through Innovative Social Practices of and for Young People in Cities across Europe (2012-2016). Previously she was also the international coordinator for the investigations LinkAge: Labour Market Integration of Vulnerable Age Groups through Social Dialogue funded by the DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (2011-2013); TEAM: Trade Unions, Economic Change, and Active Inclusion of Migrant Workers (2010-2012) under DG Employment, Social Affairs, and Equality, and the scientific coordinator for GENDERACE: The use of racial anti-discrimination laws: gender and citizenship in a multicultural context, funded by the EC FP7-SSH programme (2007-2010), in addition to participating in PROSINT: Promoting Sustainable Policies for Integration, funded from EC- DG of Justice, Freedom and Security. Dr. Jubany regularly participates in national and international conferences and debates.


Dr. Jubany’s recent publications include: