Dr. Olga Jubany
Director of the European Social research Unit


Dr. Olga Jubany

Olga Jubany is Doctor by the London School of Economics and Political Science, currently Associate Professor, Serra Hunter Fellow 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.

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 SupportVoC: Development of a Generic Support Services Model to enhance the Rights of Victims of Crime (funded 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 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 CITISPYCE: Combating 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:

  • Jubany, O. and Roiha, M. (2018) Las palabras son armas. Discurso de odio en la red. Barcelona: Edicions UB.
  • Jubany, O. (2017). Unmasking the Cultural Construction of Asylum Screening at the Border, in Gerard, A., & Vecchio, F. Entrapping Asylum Seekers. Palgrave Macmillan, London.
  • Jubany, O. (2017). Screening asylum in a culture of disbelief: Truths, Denials, and Skeptical Borders. London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Lázaro Castellanos, R., and Jubany Baucells, O. (2017). Interseccionalidad del género y mercado de trabajo postfordista. La ventana. Revista de estudios de género5(46), 202-243.
  • Jubany, O. (2016). “Background, Experiences and Responses to Online Speech: An Ethnographic Multi-sited Analysis”, at 2nd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 15-17 July 2016. Atlantis Press.
  • Jubany, O. (2016). “International migration into Europe: from subjects to abjects”. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol 39, Issue 12, June 2016.
  • Jubany, O.; Caponio T. and Güell, B. (2015) Civic integration policies from below: Accounting for processes of convergence and divergence in four European cities. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies -208. Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group: ISSN:0141-9870
  • Jubany, O. i Perocco, F. (eds) (2015) Vulnerable Workers in Times of Social Transformations: Discrimination and Participation of Young and Older Workers, and Social Dialogue Stances. Società e trasformazioni social, num 2, Edizioni Ca Foscari. DOI: 10.14277/978-88-6969-012-9. http://www.edizionicafoscari.unive.it/col/dbc/15/STS
  • Jubany, O. and Davis, R. (2014) Trade Unions and migration in Europe: the modern paradox of workforce diversity. In Sperotti, E. (ed)   “How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation”. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. UK.
  • Jubany, O. (ed.) (2014) LinkAge: Labour market integration of vulnerable age groups. Publicacions i Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Jubany, O. and Davis, R. (2014) Immigrazione e dialogo sociale in Europe: un approccio empíricon. In: Carrera, F and Galossi, E. (eds)  “Immigrazione e sindicato: Lavoro, cittadinanza e rappresentanza”. Ediesse, Roma, It. http://www.ires.it/contenuti/immigrazione-e-sindacato-vii-rapporto
  • Jubany, O. (2013) “Fortress Europe: dispatches from a gated continent”. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol 36, Issue 11, October 2013
  • Lázaro, R. and Jubany, O. (2012) “Mujeres de origen inmigrante: cuerpos y subjetividades en movimiento”,Ra Ximhai, 8 (1), Universidad Autónoma Indígena de México, p. 169-180
  • Jubany, O. (2012) No return, no refuge: rites and rights in minority repatriation – Review.Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies Vol “iFirst”. January 2012
  • Jubany, O. and Güell, B. (Ed.) (2012) “Final Report. Trade Unions, Economic Change and Active Inclusion of Migrant Workers”. Available at:http://www.ub.edu/TEAM/webfm_send/133
  • Jubany, O. and Güell, B. in collaboration with Davis, R. and Mutilva, N. (2011) The national policy frame for the integration of newcomers in Spain. PROSINT country report WP2, available athttp://research.icmpd.org/1429.html
  • Jubany, O.(2011)Transnational Professionals and their Cosmopolitan Universes. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies Vol. 32-1, pp 191- 208. Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group ISSN: 0141-9870
  • Jubany, O.(2011)Constructing truths in a culture of disbelief; Understanding asylum screening from within.International Sociology 26 (1) pp. 74-94Sage Publications.http://iss.sagepub.com/content/26/1/74.full.pdf+html
  • Jubany, Olga.ed) co-edited with Pajares, M. (2011) Sindicatos e Inmigración en Europa: 1999-2009: Análisis Comparativo de las dinámicas y acciones de los sindicatos en Europa. Series Análisis Contemporáneo (pp 1-203). Icaria Antrazyt Ediciones.http://www.icariaeditorial.com/libros.php?id=1254.