Olatz Ribera Almandoz, PhD

Polical Scientist and Social Investigator

olatz.ribera@epistemesocial.org


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Olatz Ribera-Almandoz (Barcelona, 1988) is a political scientist and social researcher. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political and Administration Sciences from Pompeu Fabra University (UPF, 2010), a Master’s Degree in Applied Social Research Techniques from the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2013), a Master’s Degree in Current Democracies from UPF (2014) and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from UPF (2019), and is currently a researcher and public and social policy evaluator at Episteme Social Research and Intervention.

She is also an associate researcher at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) in the area of migration and member of the Johns Hopkins University – Universitat Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center. Her research uses a critical and comparative approach to examine migration and asylum policies, inequalities in urban settings, and the (new) demands of social justice, welfare and housing.

She has previously been a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester and a researcher in public policy analysis in a variety of institutions, including the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP), and the Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies (IERMB). She co-authored the book Beyond defeat and austerity: Disrupting (the critical political economy of) neoliberal Europe(Routledge, 2018).

Projects

Dona Nit

2020 – Current
Social intervention | Research


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Technical support in the evaluation of addiction and substance abuse organisations to improve the quality of their prevention programmes.

2020 – Current
Evaluation


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Implementation of the pilot program “Servicio Comunitario” for the prevention of alcohol and other drugs.

2020 – Current
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«Our house, your house»? Housing Conditions and Trajectories of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Catalonia.

2018 – 2020
Evaluation | Research


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AJOVE2012 | Inequality and participation of young people in Catalonia. A quantitative and qualitative approach in a context of crisis.

2013 – 2014
Research


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Improving the employability of university students through the development of participatory and social skills. University governance and student participation.

2012
Evaluation | Research


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Survey on living conditions and habits of the population in Catalonia (ECVHP).

2011 – 2012
Research


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AJOVE2012 | Inequality and participation of young people in Catalonia. A quantitative and qualitative approach in a context of crisis.

2013 – 2014
Research


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Improving the employability of university students through the development of participatory and social skills. University governance and student participation.

2012
Evaluation | Research


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Publications

Technical support in the field of evaluation of drug addiction entities to improve the quality of prevention programs.

Episteme Social, 2021
Report


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Implementation of the pilot program Community Service for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Damage.

Episteme Social, 2021
Report


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Health movements in the age of austerity: rescaling resistance in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Critical Public Health, 2020
Scientific paper


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Authoritarian neoliberalism and the disciplining of labour.

States of Discipline. Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Contested Reproduction of Capitalist Order, 2021
Book chapter


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Struggle, resistance and disruption in austerity Europe.

Struggle, resistance and disruption in austerity Europe, 2020
Book chapter


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«Casa nostra, casa vostra»? Condicions i trajectòries d’accés a l’habitatge de sol·licitants d’asil i refugiats a Catalunya.

CIDOB, 2020
Report


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Anti-austerity between militant materialism and real democracy: exploring pragmatic prefigurativism.

Globalizations Volume 17, 2020
Scientific paper


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Disrupting European authoritarianism. Grassroots organizing, collective action and participatory democracy during the Eurozone crisis.

Serie «El Autoritarismo a Debate». TNI, 2018
Report


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Challenging the age of austerity: Disruptive agency after the global economic crisis.

Comparative European Politics, 2018
Scientific paper


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Beyond Defeat and Austerity. Disrupting (the Critical Political Economy of) Neoliberal Europe.

Routledge, 2017
Book


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Searching for autonomy and prefiguration: resisting the crisis of social reproduction through housing and health care struggles in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Tesis Doctoral. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2019
Academic thesis


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When Corporatism Fails: Trade Union Strategies and Grassroots Resistance to the Spanish Economic Crisis.

Journal of Labor and Society, 2017
Scientific paper

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La participación estudiantil en las universidades públicas. Estudio de caso de la Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

Grupo de Investigación Institut de Govern i Polítiques Públiques. Bellaterra, 2012
Report


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Searching for autonomy and prefiguration: resisting the crisis of social reproduction through housing and health care struggles in Spain and the United Kingdom.

Tesis Doctoral. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2019
Academic thesis


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When Corporatism Fails: Trade Union Strategies and Grassroots Resistance to the Spanish Economic Crisis.

Journal of Labor and Society, 2017
Scientific paper

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