We study the dynamic of population growth (birth rate, death rate, migration, age structure); international migration flow analysis (immigration, emigration, returns); Galician migratory dynamics; diaspora studies; the economic, social, political and cultural consequences; critical demography.
We analyse local, regional, national and international policies in the field of international migration and their influence on the configuration of migratory models.
ASYLUM, REFUGE AND BORDERS
We analyse refuge and asylum processes. Border studies and migratory control policies (especially European Union policies and their Neighbourhood Policy in the Mediterranean). European Union and the European Neighbourhood Policy in the Mediterranean.
IDENTITY AND CITIZENSHIP IN MOTION
We analyse historical and cultural memory, conveyed from one generation to the next in migrant families, as a source of (political, religious…) identity and as an engine behind the decisions made in the present by the descendants of historical migration; existing links between mobility and citizenship; attitudes towards immigration; the relationship between identity and religion; the cultural background of migration in contemporary Spain.
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND COLLECTIVE ACTION
We study activism, protest dynamics and citizen’s mobilisation and participation; transnational political activism; migratory activism; migrant associations.
MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT
We study the capacity of migrants to promote development in their countries of origin and in the host countries through processes of labour and social mobility derived from the accumulation of financial and social capital caused by displacement; intra and intergenerational strategies of social mobility; sustainable cooperation and development; gender and development.
AGING, DEPOPULATION AND IMMOBILITY
We analyse the aging process; the areas and regions affected by depopulation and the revitalisation of the same with the settlement of foreign migration; the aging process of migrant people in Spain.
REDISCOVERING EMPOWERING HISTORICAL LEGACIES ON THE EU’S FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS
This line of research focuses on highlighting the value of the critical historical analysis of normative legacies on human mobility rights in the European integration process to address the current challenges to the Free Movement of Persons in the European Union (EU).
GENDER AND LABOUR MARKET DYNAMICS
We study the precariousness of globalised work: feminisation, non-formal and precarious work; the relationship between work and life, formal and informal work. Gender, migration and labour market: sectors where immigrant women work (domestic work, sex work, ethnic entrepreneurship).
RACE AND GENDER IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY
Postcolonial theory; intersectionality and the migratory experience of women and the ethno-sexual construction of nation-state borders; Global Raciality and colonial migration.
WELLBEING, CARE AND MOBILITY
We explore sustainability, reproduction and care: daily life-sustaining processes including both care activities of people and of the environment; gender inequality, social class and ethnicity in daily life-sustaining activities; critical perspectives on the limits of economic growth to sustain life and to put care at the core; support policies for care-dependent people.
INEQUALITY IN A MOBILE SOCIETY
Gender and inequality in the public sphere (political, social, labour, etc); school and educational times and the State: School and educational experiences of the children of migrants. Time use of migrant teenagers; educational disadvantages and State responsibility in school trajectories.
BODIES IN MOTION: ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE BODY AND EMOTION
We reflect upon the place of the body and the body as a place in contemporary societies, its political uses and representations, the moral economy and the economic politics of emotion.
We are a multidisciplinary mobile team that applies diverse methodologies: the exploitation of secondary sources, qualitative analyses, multi-sited fieldwork, participatory and multidisciplinary methodologies to experiment with audiovisual geographic and anthropological techniques.