The University of Barcelona is the main public university in Catalonia, with the largest number of students and the broadest and most complete educational offer. It is also the leading university research centre in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, both in terms of the number of research programs and the excellence achieved. Closely linked to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, the UB combines the values of tradition with the fact that it is an innovative institution of excellence in teaching. It is an urban university, as open and cosmopolitan as the city of Barcelona itself.

Role in INCA: The University of Barcelona team is leading WP8, is the leader of certain tasks in WP5 and is participating in different tasks of WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6 and WP8.

INCA Team members:

Olga Jubany

Olga Jubany leads the UB team in the INCA project and is the coordinator of the Gender, Identity, and Diversity (GENI) research group at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Barcelona.

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Olga Jubany is Doctor by the London School of Economics and Political Science, currently Full Professor at the Social Anthropology Department at the Universitat de Barcelona. 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.

Fabiola Mancinelli

Fabiola Mancinelli is a PhD in Anthropology, Assistant professor at the Social Anthropology Department, University of Barcelona.

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She graduated cum laude in Philosophy at the University of Naples Federico II, obtained a MA in Marketing Management and Business Communication (Impr&Form, Bari) and later pursued a postgraduate course in Ethnographic and Ethnological sciences at the University of Milan Bicocca. In 2013, she received a PhD cum laude in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. She specialises in the socio-anthropological study of tourism and travel culture and, more recently, on how such mobilities conflate with future work scenarios. She has studied tour group travel, tourism development and heritage-making processes in postcolonial contexts, and the touristic uses of memory. She has done extensive fieldwork research in Madagascar, Thailand and Mediterranean Europe and participated in several international research projects. Since 2016, her work focuses on digital nomads, analysing the connections between mobile lifestyles, remote work and the platform economy. Fabiola has been co-convenor of ANTHROMOB (2018-2022), the EASA network of Anthropology and Mobility, a member of the Editorial Committee of the Worlds in Motion series (Berghan Books) and part of the Editorial team of the journal Quaderns de l’Institut Català d’Antropologia. She has been a visiting fellow at Monash University Kuala Lumpur, the University of Padua and the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Oscar Guasch Andreu

Oscar Guasch Andreu is a senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Barcelona.

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He holds a BA in Geography and History and a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Barcelona. He has researched and researches homophobia, homosexualities and gay identities, the sociology of sexuality, masculinities, transgenderism and transphobia, among other themes. He is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Barcelona, where he teaches Sociology, Sociology and Health, and Sexual and Gender Delinquency for various degrees.

Ignacio Elpidio Domínguez

Ignacio Elpidio Domínguez is a PhD in Social Anthropology, Ignacio Elpidio Domínguez Ruiz is a researcher and assistant professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Barcelona, where he focuses on LGBTQ or queer studies, inequalities, justice, and work.

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He holds a BS in Business Administration (Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid) and a BA in Art History (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), a MA in Publicly Oriented Anthropology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and a MA in history research (UNED): He also has a PhD in Human Sciences (Anthropology) from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, with a thesis on the role of the LGBTI Pride in Madrid’s tourism promotion and image, regarding World Pride 2017. His research focuses on the intersection of tourism with urban and LGBTI studies. In the UB’s European Social Research Unit he has worked in the LetsGoByTalking project, and he is currently working in the INCA project. He also works as a lecturer at the UB and the UOC.

Claudio Milano

Claudio Milano is a social and cultural anthropologist with a background in economics. He is Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Barcelona. Since 2021 he is currently the Co-Deputy Chair of the Commission on the Anthropology of Tourism for the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES).

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He is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Annals of Tourism Research (Elsevier). He is also a member of the Research Group on Anthropology of Crisis and Contemporary Transformations (CRITS) at the University of Barcelona and the Observatory for the Anthropology of Urban Conflict (OACU). His research deals with the anthropology of tourism, urban anthropology, mobilities studies and social movements. He has published widely in international scientific.