Sociology

Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

I am a sociologist with a background in ethnographic research and applied sociology. Currently, I am based at the Autonomous University of Barcelona as a Research Fellow (2020-2023) examining the negotiations between scientific and religious discourses around gender and sexuality in the public sphere. Over the past decade, I have been a faculty member at the Sociology Department at the University of the Basque Country (Spain), and visiting scholar at institutions such as the University of Oxford and the University of Witwatersrand. Throughout this journey, I have also collaborated with development agencies and non-governmental organisations in South Africa, Togo, Switzerland and the Congo (DRC). Added to this, in 2018 I was honoured to receive the Ivan Varga Prize for New Generation Sociologists of Religion at the XIX World Congress of the International Sociological Association in Canada. My research focus on the emerging ways through which social actors are blurring the lines between religious and secular worldviews in the fields of gender, medicine and the environment. Moreover, I am interested on why, when, and how these worldviews compete or become (in)compatible for social actors.