Universitat Rovira i Virgili

URV MARC Members

Alegre Agís, Elisa B.Sc M.Sc.

Elisa received her Doctorate from the Department of Anthropology and Communication at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). She holds a Bachelors in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2012) and a Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and International Health (2014) from URV, and received her  Social Worker degree at the University of Valencia (2009). Since 2013, she has worked as a researcher in various research projects on Health, Mental Health and Youth and for different entities such as the Borja Bioethics Institute and the Official College of Social Work of Catalonia. Currently, she is developing her doctoral thesis on severe mental disorders and healing within the domestic space. In 2015 she received the Santander Ibero-America at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.




Claudia María Anleu Hernández Ph.D.

PhD in Migrations and Social Mediation from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2015). She holds a Master's degree in Social Psychology and Political Violence from the Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala (2004) and a Master's degree in Migration and Social Mediation (URV, 2010). She holds a degree in Social Work from Rafael Landívar University (Guatemala, 2000). Her teaching experience began in Guatemala in the 1990s. She is a member of L'ITA, of the Chair of Social Inclusion, of the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC) and of the board of the Faculty of Legal Sciences of the URV. She has specialised in the phenomenon of resilience and its approach. She is the author of several books and book chapters. She has also numerous articles in indexed journals addressing resilience in migration contexts, feminicide, mixed couples and teaching in social work. She has participated in several R&D research projects on different topics (most recently on care, drug use and ageing). She has been a reviewer for high-impact journals. She has recently started research on ageing from different fields and is currently the Principal Investigator of the project AGORAge. Ageing in caring community (pilot of the H2020-COESO project), and member of the project "Active Ageing, a healthy lifestyle" coordinated by the University of Palacký University Olomouc (Czech Rep.).




Allué Martínez, Marta M.Sc. Ph.D.

Marta holds a Bachelors in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona (1979), a Masters in Medical Anthropology from Rovira i Virgili University (1994-96), and has a Doctorate in Social and Cultural Anthropology (URV, 2001). She is a member of the Association for the Right to Die with Dignity (DMD-Catalunya and KREAMICS), and the Associació d'afectats per cremades de Catalunya. Additionally, Marta is an author of Amores lejanos. Historias de parejas transnacionales (with Jordi Roca, 2016), Perder la Piel  (1996), El paciente inquieto. Los servicios de atención médica y la ciutadania (2013) i La piel curtida (2008).


Araüna i Baró, Nuria M.Sc. Ph.D

Nuria has a doctorate in Communication from the Rovira i Virgili University, a Masters in Creative Documentary and is a member of the ASTERISC Research Group. She has participated in research projects devoted to the study of cultural identities in audiovisual representations, and in particular, gender and sexual and affective relationships. Nuria also specializes in teen audiences regarding the use of digital media. Currently, she participates in an R & D Project: Memories in second grade: post-commemoration of the Civil War, Francoism and Democratic Transition in Spanish contemporary society, and directs the project 'LINE on games'. She is the representative of the young European researchers (YECREA) within the Gender and Communication section of of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).



Aronovich, Adam Andros M.A.

Adam Aronovich is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology and Communications at the University Rovira i Virgili, where he also completed a Masters program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health. He has Bachelor degrees 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 conducted extensive fieldwork in the Peruvian Amazon, exploring the therapeutic effects of ayahuasca and the complexities of shamanic tourism. 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.



Barceló Prats, Josep Ph.D.

Josep has a Doctorate in Anthropology and Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona. His main line of research focuses on the history of healthcare institutions in Spain. In relation to this matter, he has been awarded, in 2014, with the XLV Prize for the History of Medicine of the Uriach Foundation and, in 2019, with the XXIII Prize for the History of Catalan Medicine «Oleguer Miró i Borràs». In recent years, his research activity has expanded with works related to the history of the health professions and the health reform process during the Franco regime.




Bekele, Deborah B.A. M.Sc.

Deborah is an anthropologist and epidemiologist with more than 10 years of experience in transnational and international research projects that involve qualitative and quantitative approaches and analysis. Her professional work and experience have allowed her to apply different approaches, critiques and interpretations that help to improve the value and applicability of the results of the investigation to the relevant sample population, as well as to the great world population. She has worked as a senior analyst on projects in Africa focusing on financial inclusion of marginalised populations. Deborah finds great pleasure in interacting with professionals from various academic and philosophical experiences and approaches, and always seeks to involve different perspectives in the research dialogue. Her doctorate is focused on masculinity and prostate and testicular cancer.




Belzunegui-Eraso, Angel Ph.D.

Dr. Belzunegui-Eraso currently works at the History and Art History (Sociology section), Rovira i Virgili University (Spain). Angel does research in social exclusion and poverty and health. Their current project is Social Determinants of Health. Skills and expertise: Quantitative Social Research, Sociology, Social capital, Social exclusion and Public Health. He has been principal investigator in competitive projects at national and international level and director of the Jean Monnet module "The challenges of the European Union in the social agenda: poverty, inequality and social inclusion". Web of Science ResearcherID: I-7657-2015.


Brigidi, Serena M.Sc. Ph.D.

Serena Brigidi is Doctrate in Medical Anthropology. Her dissertation focused on in Migration and Mental Health (2009, URV); Honorable mention in the Marqués de Lozoya Prize (2010). Since 2010, she has worked in various Universities of Health Sciences in Catalonia (UAB, URV, UVIC, URL) and in training projects for health professionals on gender and health issues. Serena is Co-founder of MATER, Observatori de les maternitats and paternitats conteorànies, and since 2010, she has been Coordinator of the Cinema, Health and Culture Seminar; Co-founder of OVO, Obstetric Violence Observatory in Spain; board member of Dona Llum, Associació Catalana per un part Respectat. She is Member of CAPS - Center d'Anàlisi i Programes Sanitaris. Serena is an expert in the field of gender and health, her lines of research are framed in gender violence, obstetric violence, medicalization of childbirth/pregnancy/parenting, breastfeeding, migration and mental health/health.



Campanera Reig, Mireia M.Sc. Ph.D.

 Mireia has a PhD in Social Anthropology by the University of Barcelona (2016) based on an ethnography carried out between 2008 and 2015 with the Kukama-Kukamiria indigenous population from the Marañón River, Peru. The thesis won the Extraordinary PhD Award. Her pioneering investigation investigates aquatic cosmology, fishing culture and socio-environmental conflict in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and its zone of influence. She has collaborated with public institutions and other organizations in carrying out research in the areas of environment, international cooperation, among others topics as women in prison, and youth. She has carried out research stays at the University of Costa Rica and in Peru, financed by AECID and CNRS (France). Nowadays she is still doing research on environmental issues about Peruvian Amazon, although in 2018 started a new line of study in Anthropology of Food. From 2017, she is a member of the Research Group: Grup d'Antropologia Social from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) (2017 SGR 00023). She has worked as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Lleida, and since 2017 as postdoctoral researcher and adjunct lecturer at the URV. She has published several books, book chapters and articles derived from her research, all of them in open access.


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mireia_Campanera_Reig https://urv.academia.edu/MireiaCampaneraReig http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5926-898X 


Caponi, Sandra Ph.D.

PhD in Philosophy (Unicamp, 1992) and Professor in the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. She has carried out research and teaching stays at the Universities of Paris 7 and Paris 8; at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales de Paris, at the Collège de France; at the University of Buenos Aires, at the National University of Rosario and at the National University of Colombia. She coordinates a Capes-Cofecub Project, between UFSC and Paris 8, about "The dissemination of expert knowledge in the field of Childhood". She has published several books, including Da compaixão à solidariedade: uma genealogia da assistência médica (Rio de Janeiro, 2000), Loucos e Degenerados: uma genealogia da psiquiatria ampliada (2012), Uma sala tranquila: neurolépticos para uma biopolítica da indiferença (2019). She is an International Institutional Ambassador of the Faculty of Psychology of the National University of Rosario.



Carreño Hernández, Mauricio

PhD student in Anthropology and Communication at the University Rovira i Virgili and Master of Arts in Adult Clinical Psychology with specialization in psychoanalysis by University of Chile. He is a member of the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC) at University Rovira I Virgili, and research associate of the Transdisciplinary Laboratory in Social Practices and Subjectivity (LaPSoS) at the University of Chile and of the Programme of Strategical Scientific Collaboration with Global South (COOPBRASS) which brings together researchers from Brazil, Mexico and Chile. His work focuses on the intersections of transgressions of the law, psy discourses and technologies, moral experience and everyday life of young people in conflict with the law. Besides, he has been lecturer in psychology and clinical supervisor at the University of Santiago and guest researcher at the Postgraduate Programme in the Department of Social Psychology at Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP).




Casadó i Marín, Lina M.Sc. Ph.D.

Lina is an Anthropologist and Nurse. She holds a Masters in Medical Anthropology and Doctorate in Anthropology from Rovira i Virgili University. Since 2003 she has participated in different projects on health, nutrition and the body. She has been visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom and visiting researcher at The Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. She is currently a professor in the Nursing Department of the URV.




Cascón-Pereira, Rosalia

Rosalía Cascón-Pereira (PhD, 2006) is Associate Professor in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at University Rovira I Virgili, in Tarragona (Spain). As a professional hybrid (economist, URV 2000 and health psychologist, UB, 2005), she has always recognised the importance of social identities for understanding human behaviour and dynamics within organizations. Hence, her research has focused on social identity in its multiple manifestations: professional, cultural, chronically ill, ethical consumer and expatriates’ identities. Other research interests are in workplace meetings, emotional well-being, meanings, healthcare management research and collaborative healthcare. Her articles on these topics have been published in high-ranked journals such as Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Management, Journal of Consumer Culture, Journal of Pain, Business Research Quarterly, Social Science and Medicine, Thinking Skills and Creativity, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Organization Studies, etc. and has received international awards for her research. She has been a visiting lecturer and researcher in Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, University of Leeds (UK), National University of Ireland (Ireland) and University of Stirling (UK). She develops her professional career also as a HR consultant for various public and private organizations. Currently, she is co-editing a Handbook on Research Methods for studying identity.



Cela Bertran, Xavi B.Sc M.Sc.

Xavi holds a Bachelor´s in Political Science from the UAB (2008) and Master's Degree in Anthropology and Ethnography from the UB (2012). He is currently doing his PhD on youth, masculinity, and mental suffering in the Anthropology and Communication program at the URV. He completed a research fellowship at the Instituto de investigaciones Gino Germani (UBA, Argentina), and is currently a professor in the Salud mental colectiva: dispositivos y herramientas para la elaboración de procesos participativos en salud mental postgraduate program. Xavi participates in different research projects in the field of mental illness and the prevention of gender-related violence with young people. He has been coordinator and member of the Cooperativa Candela Acció Comunitària i Feminista SCCL (www.candela.cat) since 2011 and participates as a coordinator and educator in several youth mental health projects with the Cooperativa Aixec SCCL (www.aixec. cat).



Chirinos Medina, Carlos M.Sc. Ph.D

Carlos Chirinos is a doctor in Anthropology and Communication from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV, 2021), a master's degree in Medical Anthropology and International Health (URV, 2015), and a bachelor's in Social Anthropology (Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú, 2010). He is currently doing a postdoctoral stay at Oxford Brookes University (2022) on long-term care and ageing. He is a professor at the URV and a member of the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC-URV). He has participated in qualitative studies related to education, care, and health in rural areas of the Andes and the Peruvian Amazonian. His main lines of research are health and disease, gender, social care, and ageing. His ethnographic work on elderly husbands as caregivers in rural Spain environment in contexts of disability and illness stands out. He is a member of the research team of the GenderCare R&D projects (2018-2021), CUMADE Project (2020-2021), and CareModel R&D Project (2021-2024).




Ciuciuman, Adrian

Adrian is an international PhD student in the Anthropology and Communication program (URV). He graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Seville, 2016) and has a Master in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (URV, 2019). Since 2014 Adrian's studies have focused on Romanian migration in Spain and its socio-cultural aspects, such as Orthodox religion and food. He carried out a research in Bucharest at the Department of Biomedical Anthropology of the Fr. I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology (Romania, 2020). He is currently developing his doctoral thesis on environmental conflicts, toxic bodies, and perceptions of a communist to post-communist stage in the Transylvania region.



Cirera Serrallonga, Eva M.A. Ph.D.

Eva holds a PhD in Anthropology and Communication (2018), Master in Medical Anthropology and International Health (2012), and a Diploma in Physiotherapy from the University of Vic (1998-2001). She completed her postgraduate in Neurology, trained in Basale Stimulation®, Affolter, Halliwick Concept and Kinaesthetics. Co-director and physiotherapist of CRIV Therapies. Associate Professor at the University of Vic (UVic-UCC) and the Gimbernat University School (EUG St Cugat). Dr. Cirera is a member of the Aquatic Therapy Group of the College of Physiotherapists of Catalonia



Comas D'Argemir, Dolors Ph.D.

PhD by the Univ. of Barcelona (1978). Postdoctoral stays at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Socials and Laboratoire d'Antropologie Social (Paris, 1984), and at Goldsmiths College (London, 1991). Researcher in several projects funded by public and private institutions. Recently, she gave a doctoral course at Univ. of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and was visiting professor at Goldsmiths College and at Birkbeck College (London). Enrolled in politics between 1995 and 2012, as councillor in local Council of Tarragona, deputy in the Catalan Parliament and elected member of Audiovisual Council of Catalonia. She is currently the president of Nou Horitzons Foundation.



Comelles Esteban, Josep Maria M.Sc. Ph.D.

Josep is a professor of anthropology in Tarragona since 1977. He is one of the founders of the School of Tarragona and professor emeritus since 2015. He is a doctor in Anthropology (EHESS, Paris) and a doctor in Medicine (UB). Bachelor in Philosophy and Letters (Psychology, UB) and specialist in Psychiatry. He has been a guest professor at the universities of Paris X (Nanterre), Lumière Lyon 2, Amsterdam, Perugia, Buenos Aires and in CIESAS (Mexico City). His fields of specialty are medical anthropology and the history of science (anthropology, medicine and psychiatry), with a corner reserved for the Romería del Rocío in Andalusia. At the URV, he was the founder of the Master in Medical Anthropology and International Health (2006-2014), of the doctorate in Medical Anthropology (1994-2000) and the MARC.




Correa-Urquiza Vidal Freyre, Martín M.Sc. Ph.D.

Martin received his Doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the URV in 2010. He holds a Degree in Communications Sciences (Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1997), a Masters in Public Opinion (FLACSO, 1998), and another Masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB, 2005). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the URV, co-director and coordinator of the Postgraduate in Collective Mental Health (FURV-FCCSM) and a consultant at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). He has carried out research in the field of health, mental health and community communication. He is the founder and general coordinator of the socio-cultural Radio Nikosia Association. In addition to belonging to the Social Anthropology Research Group (URV), he is coordinator of the Research Group on Anthropology of Bogeria, from the Catalan Institute of Anthropology.




Cuadrada, Coral M.Sc. Ph.D.

Coral is professor of Historiography, Archivism, Medieval History and History of Women at URV and the Interuniversity Masters Degree in Women, Gender and Citizenship Studies. She was co-founder, in 1989, of gender, race, ethnicity, and class (GRÊC )Multidisciplinary Research Group, and later held the role of Coordinator from 2004 to 2009, and co-authored the website. Coral is a researcher-founder of the MARC and research group, Magenta. Currently she is PI of the research group For Love in the City Feminist Studies.  In the past she has worked on Research and Developing and Innovation (RD&I) projects as PI, lectured at Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops, whilst also publishing and writing several books on themes surrounding gender, feminism, and the history of medicine.




Deusdad, Blanca M.Sc. Ph.D. 

Blanca currently coordinates the European Project H2020: SoCaTel. A multi-stakeholder co-creation platform for better access to Long-Term Care services (2017-20).  In 2002, she received her Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Barcelona, with a Degree in Geography and History, and specialization in cultural anthropology (UB, 1989). Received a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at Univ. of Boston and Harvard in 2003, recipient of the XII Batec Prize for Educational Research and Innovation, with the Immigrants in schools in 2009. Since 2009, Blanca has been Professor. She is editor of the Special Issue Journal of Social Service Research (2016) on aging and economic crisis, and coordinator of the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, since 2016. She has participated in the COST Action IS1102 Social Services, Welfare State and Places (2011-2016) project, as well as a researcher on the COST Action IS1402 Ageism Project, a multi-national interdisciplinary perspective. She is a member of the Housing Chair and of the UNESCO Chair of the Mediterranean Intercultural Dialogue, of the URV.




Farré Coma, Jordi M.Sc. Ph.D. 

Jordi is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at URV. His research interests are focused on the study of the processes and practices of risk communication, with special emphasis on trust, risk governance and the perception of risk as a whole. He is the author of several books and articles, including Theory of Risk Communication co-authored with Juan Luis Gonzalo. Jordi has also been the PI of two consecutive projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (SEJ2004-00892) and (SEJ2007 63095) and has participated in the 7th EU Framework Program (KBBE-2009-3-245124. Benefit / risk perception and communication in the food chain). He is currently the director of the ASTERISC Communication Research Group.




Garcia Torrents, Enric M.B.A. M.A.

Enric is a predoctoral researcher beneficiary of a contract for University Teacher Training of the Ministry of Universities (FPU 2019). He graduated in Anthropology and Human Evolution (URV / UOC, 2018), obtained a Master in International Trade (ISEAD, 2012) and a Master in Biological Anthropology, specialising in human diversity and biomedical applications (UB / UAB, 2020). Enric has worked as a research assistant and external contractor at institutions such as Stanford University's Stanford Law School and the Geneva Graduate Institute, working on the analysis of social networks and the impact of cognitive biases on decision-making. More recently he has conducted research on the etiology of schizophrenia at the FIDMAG Research Foundation at the Sisters Hospitallers. As a student, he has been the recipient of an MOU Internship international mobility scholarship at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona (2015), a collaboration scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (2017) and a Masters scholarship from the Fundación Universia (2019). Enric is currently developing his dissertation on Collaborative Medication Management in Severe Mental Disorders, Alternatives to Coercion, and Social Approaches to Mental Health at the Medical Anthropology Research Center.



Gonzalo Iglesia, Juan Luis Ph.D.

Juan Luis is a lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies of the URV. His doctoral thesis focused on risk communication.  He is the author of several books and articles, and co-authored with Jordi Farré 'Theory of Risk Communication'. Currently Juan Luis is a member of the ASTERISC Communication Research Group.




Gracia Arnaiz, Mabel M.Sc. Ph.D. 

Mabel holds a PhD in Geography and History, Urban Anthropology Programme (UB, 1994). Researcher at the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC), URV. She has been a researcher and visiting professor, among others, at the Edgar Morin Centre (CNRS, Paris), Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS, Mexico); and Visiting Fellow at Durham University (UK) and at the Food Studies Centre of the SOAS, University of London (UK). She has coordinated several R&D projects and has done fieldwork in Spain and Mexico on what is known as "food modernity". She has held various academic management positions with the URV and was director of the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work from 2016 to 2020. Currently, she is the principal research of the research project "Eating Matters: The Challenges of Inclusive, Healthy and Sustainable Eating for a Better Ageing".




Guix, Joan Ph.D.

Joan is Professor Honorem in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at URV, and a research member of the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute (Health and the Environment). He received his Doctorate in Medicine from URV (2004), specialization in General and Digestive Surgery (MIR-1981) in Preventive Medicine and Public Health (2003), and Master en Public Health (UB-1991). Joan has held various positions in medical care management in the field of Public Health. He was associate professor of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at the URV until 2016, and of Epidemiology for the Interuniversity Masters in Medical Anthropology and Global Health (MAMSIg) (2006 to 2015). Joan was Secretary of Public Health of the Department of Health of the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia (2016-2020), and is currently visiting professor of the Master of Public and Social Policies at Pompeu Fabra-Johns Hopkins University. He collaborates with El Periódico and La República newspapers.



Itzhak, Nofit M.A. Ph.D

Nofit is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow and Beatriu de Pinós fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy, and Social Work at the URV. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California in San Diego (2016). Her current research project studies people's relationship to the future at times of crisis and social change by investigating their relationship to childhood, child-rearing, and to children's use of digital technologies. The study addresses these issues through an ethnographic exploration of the broader relational contexts within which children's and parents' engagement with digital technologies takes place, including such spaces as Fabrication Labs and Makerspaces, attending in particular to the experience of play, creativity and mind-wandering on the one hand, and to those of capture and addiction on the other. Nofit's previous research projects include a study of Catholic Charismatic humanitarian missions in France and in Rwanda, and a study of neo-shamanic practice in the United States. Her work received support from the Wenner Gren Foundation, the Society for Psychological Anthropology, and the University of California, among others.


 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nofit_Itzhak  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9792-176X


Lozano Monterrubio, Natalia M.Sc. Ph.D.

Is a Doctor of Communication with an international mention by the Rovira i Virgili University (2015). Bachelor of Public Relations and Public Relations (URV 2008), Master in International Public Relations (Cardiff University 2010) and Master's in Secondary School Teacher Training (URV 2016). His research focuses on online public relations, food communication, tourism brands and gamification. He has participated in the FoodRisC project funded by the European Union on food security, EYTO granted by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers on the promotion of healthy lifestyles among adolescents, COMTUR on the influence of social media in the decision making of tourism of the MICINN and the project Aula de Juegos Bridge awarded by the ICE-URV to introduce board games in educational centers as tools for the teaching of transversal skills.




Martínez Hernáez, Àngel M.Sc. Ph.D.

Dr. Martínez is Distinguished Professor and head of the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC) at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He received his PhD from the Universitat de Barcelona with a thesis that was later published (2000) by Routledge with a foreword by Arthur Kleinman (Harvard University). Dr. Martínez has been visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia, and the University of California San Diego (Fulbright), among others. Since 2017 he has been an international affiliate at the Center for Global Mental Health (UC San Diego); author or co-author of more than 30 books and reports and 120 book chapters and articles in main journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, and Medical Anthropology. He has served as an expert and evaluator for a variety of institutions, such as the World Health Organization and the European Commission's Framework Programmes.




Martínez González, Yanelis. MSc, Ph.D.

Yanelis is a PhD student in Anthropology and Communication, Rovira y Virgili University (Spain). Degree in Journalism (2015), University of Holguín (Cuba) and Master in Social Sciences (2017), Universidad de Oriente (Cuba). She has experience as a professor of Journalism at the University of Holguín (Cuba) and as a journalist. She has published articles in the Communications Papers and index.comunicación magazines. She has specialized in topics related to representation in communication and the influence of TRICs in education and communication.



Masana, Lina M.Sc. Ph.D.

PhD in Medical Anthropology (URV, 2013) and Master in Medical Anthropology and International Health (URV, 2008), master and doctorate Distinction Award (with Hons). Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UB, 2002) and Diploma in Education (UB, 1999). Specialist in ethnographic methodology, qualitative applied health research and analysis of illness narratives. She has worked extensively on the issue of the experience and management of chronic illnesses (chronicity) and related areas such as disability, dependency, public policies and global health. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher within the project Anthropology and Phenomenology of the Locked-In Syndrome at the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work of the Rovira i Virgili University (DAFiTS-URV) and a member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center (MARC-URV ). She is a professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (UB) and at the Institute of Global Health of Barcelona (ISGlobal).



Martorell Poveda, Maria Antònia M.Sc. Ph.D.

Maria  Antonia is a nurse and anthropologist.  Sher received her Doctorate in Medical Anthropology from the Rovira i Virgili University (2009). Currently she is Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at the URV and coordinator of the University's Ibero-American Nursing Network (RIE) and has been a researcher and visiting professor at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS, Mexico City), Department of Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Morelos State (Cuernavaca, Mexico), and at the Institute of Health Coletiva, Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil). Her main line of work is developed around the socio-cultural study of dementia, with special emphasis on Alzheimer's disease. Her recently published the book Memories of the Heart: experiences, practices and social representations of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease. Editorial Group 5, 2015.





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