Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Aronovich, Adam Andros, M.A

Adam Aronovich holds an Master's in Medical Anthropology and Global Health from the University Rovira i Virgili, a Bachelor's in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences from Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel, and a Diploma in Traditional Mexican Medicine from the University of Morelos in Mexico. He currently works and carries out field work in the Peruvian Amazon, and coordinates the qualitative part of a joint study between the Temple of the Way of Light, ICEERS and the Beckley Foundation, on the therapeutic effects of ayahuasca. In addition to his interest in the therapeutic and extra-therapeutic applications of psychedelic medicines and his increasing inclusion in the globalized scenario, he is interested in the social, cultural and environmental dimensions of mental health and in the emergence of new paradigms of interdependent and reciprocal health that sees beyond the extreme individualism of modernity.


Boero, Veónica, Ph.D

Veronica received her Doctorate in Social Psychology from Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona in 2017. She holds a Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (UB, 2010) and in Medical Anthropology and International Health (URV, 2012). Since 2011 she has been coordinating tasks in for the Masters degrees in psychoanalysis at UB, and working as a Psychotherapist. Her research interests are in the relationship between biopolitics and the conceptualization of childhood and parenting, in the contemporary world.



Carceller, Natàlia, M.Sc.; Ph.D.

Natalia has a Bachelor's in Advertising and Public Relations (URV 2008), MA in International Public Relations (Cardiff University 2010), MA in Training Secondary Education Teachers (URV 2016) and Doctorate in Communication with international distinction (URV 2015). Today, she is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Communication Studies (URV) and a member of the research group ASTERISC. Her research lines are centred in online public relations, food communication, destination brands and gamification. Over the last eight years, she has participated in several competitive projects such as FoodRisC, funded by the EU about food safety; the EYTO project which was about the promotion of healthy lifestyles among teenagers, and gained recognition from the Social Council at URV for its social impact, the COMTUR project was about the influence of social media on tourist's decisions, and the project Aula de Jocs which introduced board games in primary schools. 




Cardona Rodas, Hildermnan, Ph.D.

Hildermnan has a Doctorate in Anthropology from the Rovira i Virgili University and his Masters in History from the la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín. He is a Professor, researcher, member of the research group Estudios en Ciencias Sociales y Educación de la Universidad de Medellín, and also editor of the magazine Ciencias Sociales y Educación.  He has written various chapters for books and published articles related to history, anthropology and philosophy of body and corporeality. He is author of: Experiencias desnudas del orden. Cuerpos deformes y monstruosos (2012); Oficio de historiador. Enfoques y prácticas (2014); and Al otro lado del cuerpo. Estudios biopolíticos en América Latina (coauthored with Dra. Zandra Pedraza, 2014); Narrativas corporales de la violencia y estéticas del dolor (coauthored with Dr. Luis Ramírez Torres, 2017) and Paz y corporalidad: devenires estéticos del arte de preguntar (2017)




Ciannameo, Anna, M.Sc.; Ph.D.

Anna received her joint-PhD in Science, Technology and the Humanities from the University of Bologna and in Anthropology for the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona (2014). For her Postdoctoral thesis she conducted an ethnographic analysis and social epidemiological study on the Latin American migration to Italy and the management of tropical infections, observation in a hospital (2015). Snce 2007 she has been a researcher since 2007 in the Center d'Estudis i Investigació in International and Intercultural Health (CSI) of the University of Bolonga. Currently she collaborates on projects at the Research and Innovation Service of the Local Sanitary Authority of Reggio-Emilia (AUSL-RE, Italy).




Egbe Egbe, Manfred, M.Sc.; M.A.; Ph.D.

Manfred has his Doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the Rovira i Virgili University, a Masters in Sustainable Regional Health Systems from the University of Deusto, another Masters in Anthropology from the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon) and a third Masters in Medical Anthropology and International Health from the Rovira i Virgili University. He is a member of EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) and has carried out several research-oriented activities: project design, statistical analysis, evaluation of international development projects, workshops and coordination of conferences. Manfred has worked in various environments as coordinator of the Nascent Solutions International project on "Improving food security among refugees from the Central African Republic in the eastern Cameroon region".




Franco, Lourdes, Ph.D.

Lourdes received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Lleida (UdL) and her Masters degree in Health and Medical Anthropology (MIAMSg). Since 2010, she has been part of the GIPE / PTP of the Wassu-UAB Foundation, working on Female Genital Mutilation. Lourdes also is guest lecturer in the subject of Human Ecology of the Faculty of Medicine at the UdL.




Goldberg, Alejandro, M.Sc.; Ph.D.

Alejandro received his Doctorate and Master in Medical Anthropology and International Health from the Rovira i Virgili University. He is has been Assistant PI of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of the Argentine Republic (CONICET) since 2007, at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences, section of Social Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, University of Buenos Aires. He is also Professor of "Anthropology and International Migrations", (FFyL¬UBA), and Director of the "Sociocultural Intervention and Investigation Group with Immigrant Population".  Alejandro is external collaboratoring researcher of the following research groups: "Assistência à Saúde Mental da Baixada Santista" (CNPq); "Processos migratórios e saúde: perspectivas interdisciplinares", (CNPq); Grupo de Investigación en Antropología Social (URV), and since 2005;  Grupo de Estudios y de Reflexión sobre África (GERÁFRICA).


Llort, Antoniu, M.Sc., Ph.D

Antoni Llort Suárez is an Anthropologist and Social Worker. He recevied his Masters in Medical Anthropology and Doctorate in Anthropology from the Rovira i Virgili University (2016). He is specialized in ethnographic research, qualitative research linked to participatory processes, advocacy strategies, peer support and production of documentaries related to the use of psychoactive substances. Since 2008 he has been coordinator of collective health projects and reduction of damages and risks to the Addiction and Mental Health Service of the Hospital Sant Joan de Reus. He is also part of the research and social intervention team at Episteme and is linked to different activist movements at the local and international level.




Martínez Oró, David Pere, M.Sc.; Ph.D.

David Pere holds a PhD in Social Psychology, Masters in Social Sciences Research, and BA in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He also received a Postgraduate degree in qualitative research (U. Amsterdam). Davis is expert in methodologies of investigation of complex social phenomena, a coordinator of the "Unit of Drug Policies" of the Autonomous University of Barcelona head of research in «Episteme. Research and Social intervention », and assistant lecturer at the Open University of Catalonia. He participates as an expert for different companies that provide consulting services in the European Union, and serves a member of the Catalan Institute of Anthropology and the European Society for Social Drug Research.




Masana, Lina, M.Sc.; Ph.D.

Lina received her Doctorate in Anthropology in 2013  and her Masters in Medical Anthropology and International Health in 2008 from. She has extensive experience in ethnographic research, qualitative research and analysis of narratives, especially in issues related to health and disease from the social and cultural perspective in topics such as: chronicity, dependence, public policies, end of life, ethics and bioethics , others. Her thesis investigated the experience and management of chronic illnesses or disorders in adults, being the only ethnographic study on chronicity in the country in this area so far (Masana, 2013). She has participated in various international anthropology medical conferences, has held seminars and conferences at Universities and research centers in Spain, Holland and the United Kingdom, where he has been a visiting researcher. Lina has several publications about her research in both English and Spanish.




Muñoz, Araceli, Ph.D.

Araceli has a Doctorate in Social Anthropology for URV and holds a degree in Sociology from the UAB and in Geography and History from the UB. She is a researcher at the Food Observatory-ODELA and at the Social Work School at UB, and is a professor of Anthropology at EUSES. She has worked mainly on four lines of research: Health and childhood, field where she developed her doctoral thesis and where she has participated in different projects of the Institute of Children and Urban Mon; health and risk, where she has worked as a researcher on the project "Toxic Bodies: Socio-cultural Ethno-epidemiology of Internal Contamination for Persistent Organic Compounds"; health and nutrition, where she currently participates in the project "Trust and responsibility in the food consumption of pregnant and lactating women in Spain" and "Food safety in Barcelona from a global and non-reductionist approach to needs"; and tools to support qualitative research in social sciences, by giving courses on computer tools for analytical processing of qualitative data.



Offenhenden, María, M.Sc.; Ph.D.

Maria has her PhD from the Rovira i Virgili University; a degree in Anthropology with a socio-cultural orientation,  from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2007) and Masters in Migrations and Social Mediation from the Rovira Virgili University (2012). Between 2005 and 2010, Maria has  worked on numerous social intervention projects aimed at the migrant population residing in Italy. Her areas of interest are: Anthropology of migrations, gender and health.




Paz Reverol, Carmen Laura, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Carmen has her PhD in Anthropology from the Rovira y Virgili University, Master in Medical Anthropology and International Health (URV), a Masters in Anthropology and History of Venezuela; Bachelor of Education (LUZ). She is Professor of Exclusive Dedication at the University of Zulia (LUZ),  Coordinator of the Master Program in Anthropology of the Division of Graduate Studies of the Experimental Faculty of Sciences of the University of Zulia, Principal Delegate to CONDES by the FEC, and Coordinator of the Research Line: Social meanings and care of diseases.



Serrano, Mercedes, M.Sc.

Mercedes Serrano Miguel holds a Diploma in Social Work, Master in Psychiatric Social Assistants from the University of Zaragoza, and Master in Medical Anthropology from the Rovira i Virgili University. She has worked as a social worker in different Services of Attention and Rehabilitation for the Public Network of Mental Health of Catalonia. Currently Mercedes works as a teacher for the Degree in Social Work at the University of Barcelona. As a researcher she has made different visits to Brazil as a scholarship holder at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). She has also collaborated with the "Mental health, alcohol and other drugs" team of the State Health Department. At the moment she is developing her doctoral thesis within the field of Collective Mental Health doing fieldwork in Porto Alegre and Barcelona.



Triuzzi, Serena, Ph.D.

Serena received her Doctorate in Social Anthropology from the University of Sevilla (2017) and her Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology from the University of Bologna. She has been part of Taraceas S. Coop. And., an interdisciplinary team specialized in social research and consulting.  She is author of ¿Es feminista parir en casa? Dilemas y contradicciones en la relación entre feminismo y parto en casa (2017). She is expert in feminist perspectives in Medical Anthropology. Her research interests are in the conceptualization of Reproductive Health and in historical construction of the management of pregnancy and childbirth.



Zarzoso, Alfonso, Ph.D.

Alfonso has a Doctorate in History from Pompeu Fabra University and works as curator of the collections of the History of Medicine Museum of Catalonia. Since 2001, he has been curator of numerous exhibitions and has been working intensively on the rescue of the health heritage of Catalonia. He has participated uninterruptedly in research projects on the history of medicine in Catalonia since 1995, publishing results in the form of books and magazine articles. Currently, Alfonso participates in a project on scientific collections and exhibition regimes in the contemporary urban world of the cities of Barcelona and Madrid.