Olatz Ribera Almandoz, PhD

Polical Scientist and Social Investigator


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).