Cycle of open seminars

Free access at the UAB Campus (MRA building)

Scheduled Seminars [ pdf ] updated 20/03/2024




Vanessa Marx, Brasil

12/06/2024 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Vanessa Marx
Programa de Posgrado en Sociologia (UFRGS)
“La influencia de la internacionalización de las ciudades en la dinámica de los barrios (Floresta-Porto Alegre, Poblenou- Barcelona, Ciudad Vieja- Montevideo)”

Alice Lancien seminar

08/05/2024 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Alice Lancien
“Habitar la inestabilidad. La gentrificación de los centros históricos desde el prisma de los jóvenes de clases populares (París-Barcelona)”



Nicola Kirby seminar

17/04/2024 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Nicolina Kirby
(Research Institute for Sustainability, Postdam)
“Strengthening community resilience through participation – a conceptual and empirical exploration”

Pernelle Smits seminar

20/03/2024 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Pernelle Smits ( + info )
(FSA ULaval)
Governance of interorganizational collaborations : key functions, top challenges, practical knowledge

(seminar in English)

03/15/2024 – 13h seminari A Facultat CCPP i Sociologia, UAB
Manuel Ángel Río Ruiz
(Universidad de Sevilla)
“Escuelas infantiles públicas y familias en el campo de la educabilidad 0-3 años en Barcelona: cambios, tensiones, interdependencias y diferencias”

Zhija Tian PPIR Seminar

06/03/2024 a les 15h seminari A Facultat CCPP i Sociologia, UAB
Zhija Tian ( + info )
(investigador pre-doctoral IGOP-UAB)
Seminari del programa de doctorat PPIR

“A 25-year Systematic Review of Accountability Research in Asian Non-democratic Regime”.
Discussant: Núria Font

Pieter Vanhuysse Open Seminar

14/02/2024 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Pieter Vanhuysse
(PhD, LSE)
“Do low-fertility European societies tax their own reproduction?”

(seminar in English)

Pia-Schrober Seminar

01/02/2024 – 13h sala de reunions IGOP, MRA
Pia Schrober
(University of Tübingen)
“Parental leave and day-care policy, take-up consequences and changing normative beliefs: Evidence from two survey experiments”

(seminar in English)

23/01/2024 a les 12h – sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Manuel Alvariño ( + info )and Llorenç Soler (+ info)
(pre-doctoral researcher at European University Institute / PhD student at IGOP-UAB)
“Politics of Welfare State”

“Framing the political debate: how party politics (des)politicizes and explains dissimilar minimum income reforms in Southern Europe.”
Llorenç Soler
Discussant: Leire Rincón

“The Mediterranean pioneer: explaining Spain gender-targeted leaves through feminist strategies in favourable political and institutional conditions”
Manuel Alvariño
Discussant: Dani Marinova, IGOP-UAB

(seminar in English)

Montserrat Emperador

17/01/24 a les 12:30h – sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Montserrat Emperador ( + info )
(Maîtresse de conférences en Science politique Lyon 2 UFR ASSP)

“De la PAH al projecte NOMAD-Outcome: entendre els efectes de les mobilitzacions de barri pel dret a l’habitatge”.

Manuel and Geels Open Seminar

29/11/2023 a les 12h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Floriane Geels
(Phd Student at CReSPo, UCLouvain Saint-Louis Bruxelles)
“Assessing basic income’s feasibility in Belgium: State of affairs.”
Discussant: Llorenç Soler

29/11/2023 – 13h sala de reunions IGOP, MRA
Manuel Alvariño ( + info )
(pre-doctoral researcher at European University Institute)
“Partisan politics and feedback effects: comparing defamilialization by center-right parties across six familistic countries”
(seminar in English)

Adrian Bua IGOP Open Seminar 2023

22/11/2023 a les 13h sala de reunions IGOP, MRA
Adrian Bua
(fellowship MSCA)
The Politics of Urban Regime Construction in Spain: 2015-2019
(seminar in English)

Marianne Maeckelbergh Seminar

31/10/2023 – 12:30h sala de reunions IGOP, MRA
Marianne Maeckelbergh ( + info )
(Ghent University and Leiden University)
Marta Ill Raga
(UPF Political scientist and predoctoral researcher at Ghent University)
“Property and Democratic Citizenship”
(workshop in english)

Abstract: Project funded by the European Research Council which uses conflicts over property to explore how various property regimes impact people’s experiences of citizenship across five democratic countries (Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and the US).

Discussant: Carlos Delclós, IGOP-UAB, professor Serra Hunter (departament de Sociologia de la UAB).

RN4EUHEALTH workshop

27/10/2023 – 09:45h sala de reunions IGOP, MRA
Workshop project ECIU “RN4EUHEALTH”
“Solidarity in Health at the European level. Towards a research network on the European Health Union”
(workshop in english)

Workshop program [pdf]

Ralph Horne Seminar

28/09/2023 – 12:00h sala de reunions IGOP, MRA
Ralph Horne
(Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation RMIT University)
“Recycling in urban apartments: how can the waste burden can be more justly distributed?”
(seminar in English)

Abstract: Apartments are of particular interest in zero waste debates. They are associated with lower recycling rates than other housing typologies. Plastic bag levy policies have been found to have a significant effect among owner-occupiers of high-rise apartments with higher socio-economic status, but a minimal effect among lower socio-economic households and renters. This points to the unequal effects of waste reduction measures across housing types, class, and tenure types.

Paying heed to rhythms of urban waste can provide insights into how the waste burden can be more justly distributed. In Australia, as in other owner-occupier, suburban based societies, housing is an essential locus for the domestic waste regime, and apartments are anomalies that disrupt it. Rather than assuming that the aforementioned lower recycling rates are a product of household behaviour, we present empirical research that reveals dynamics at play that make apartments incompatible with normalised waste regimes. Spatio-temporal knowledge of waste and apartment living is embodied and experienced, doing places and doing times form the rhythms of waste. Understanding and addressing these is thus a key to addressing uneven urban waste practices.

Lara Maestripieri IGOP Seminar

04/19/23 – 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Lara Maestripieri,
“The VulnYouth project: how labour precariousness influence mental health?”.
Discussant: Andrea Bellini (Università La Sapienza di Roma)
(seminar in English)

Stephan Koppe IGOP seminar

05/03/23 – 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Stephan Köppe,
(University College Dublin, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice)
“Paternity Leave – Latte Papa or NASCAR Dads?”.
(seminar in English)

Abstract. Although paternity leave has been mandatory in the EU with the work-life balance directive since summer 2022, little is known about new fathers taking the short leave. While the majority of research has focussed on the usually longer shared parental leave and gender inequality in uptake, paternity leave received less attention. The talk explores if fathers taking leave are following the idealised Swedish Latte Papa model with style and a progressive drive for gender equality? Are also the traditional NASCAR dads from a white working-class background adopting new caring roles? To answer these questions, the talk is twofold:

First, a structured literature review of 118 studies published between 1980 and 2022 maps the state-of-the-art research on paternity benefit. While highlighting key findings on policy, take-up and outcomes, it also stresses biases and knowledge gaps.

Second, new findings are presented concerning Irish fathers taking paternity leave. As one of the last countries in the EU Ireland adopted a two week leave in 2016. A comprehensive overview of the uptake is provided through measuring four take-up rates (crude, adjusted, eligibility, gender). Occupational and age-related inequalities in uptake are revealed and discussed in the context of the eligibility criteria and flat-rate benefit. These aggregate figures are then supplemented with Labour Force Survey micro data to reveal further socio-demographic and occupational drivers of uptake. Two worlds of fatherhood are identified: Latte Papas are better educated, receive higher incomes and have better access to occupational benefits, while their working-class counterparts cannot afford to take leave and miss the opportunity to take on new father roles.

Peter Starke IGOP Seminar

05/17/23 – 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Peter Starke,
(Southern Denmark University)
“Unequal Security and the Welfare State”.
(seminar in English)

Abstract: Rising insecurity is a sentiment shared by many, with certain groups displaying more vulnerability to shocks than others. This paper investigates how subjective insecurity is distributed and whether welfare states can mitigate this discrepancy. The research employs multilevel models using cross-national data from approximately 19,000 individuals across 20 advanced OECD democracies. Our findings suggest that despite the welfare state’s capacity to reduce overall insecurity, it falls short in significantly narrowing the security gap between income groups. This conclusion is further reinforced by national survey data from Denmark, which indicates both an increase in insecurity and a widening security gap.

Edmison and Lanau IGOP Seminar

07/06/23 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Alba Lanau and Daniel Edmiston,
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra / Leeds University)
“What do we mean by poverty? current data practices and methods. A discussion from research the UK and Barcelona”.
(seminar in English).

Daniel Edmiston is associate professor of sociology and social policy at the University of Leeds. He will join the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in November to start a new ERC project on poverty measurement in Europe.

Alba Lanau, Professor and Ramon y Cajal Researcher at Pompeu Fabra University. PhD in social policy and specialist in multidimensional poverty and child welfare. She is associate editor of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

Gabriele D'Adda Seminar

19/06/23 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
(University of Catania)
responses of Social movements and local institutions to the emotional consequences housing insecurity .. Perspectives from Bologna and Barcelona”.

PhD in Political Science from the Università degli studi di Catania and visiting researcher at the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He is currently researching how social movements in Barcelona and Bologna responded to the consequences of the COVID19 pandemic in housing by (re)creating and adapting their strategies and repertoires of actions.

28/06/23 a les 12:30h sala de reunions de l’IGOP, MRA
Paula Amaya,
(Universidad Nacional Arturo Jauretche – Argentina)
“Capacidades institucionales, gobiernos locales y transformación social”.

PhD in Public Policy and Social Transformation, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Master in Government and Development (UNSAM). Degree in Education Sciences, UNLP. Director of the Government, Public Policy and Social Transformation Programme, Arturo Jauretche National University. Lecturer and researcher at the Arturo Jauretche National University. Lecturer in the Diploma in Management and Control of Public Policies at Flacso Argentina.