Iker Barbero

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Project Team, Research Associate

Iker Barbero

After my MA at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2003/2004) I completed a PhD in Law at the University of the Basque Country (March 2010). My thesis, titled “Towards new models of citizenship: a socio-legal analysis of the Sinpapeles movement”, looked at the struggles of undocumented immigrants that took place in Barcelona in 2001, and its implications. The use of alternative citizenship practices made the sinpapeles (sans papiers) become subjects of legality. I have recently won a Postdoctoral grant (2010-2013), given by the Basque Foundation for Science IKERBASQUE, to join Oecumene Project at the CCIG. I am also lecturer in graduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculties of Law and Social Sciences of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). Since 2007, I am general editor of Sortuz, the Journal of Emergent Socio-legal Studies.


Barbero, Iker (2010) “El control selectivo de las fronteras y la transnacionalización de sus resistencias.” (The selective control of frontiers and its transnational resistences )Arbor: Ciencia, pensamiento y cultura, Nº 744, 2010 (Migration Politics and Integrate Society) , pags. 689-703

Barbero, Iker (2012)  Expanding Acts of Citizenship: The Struggles of Sinpapeles Migrant, Social & Legal Studies (online first)

Barbero, Iker (2012) Orientalising citizenship: the legitimation of immigration regimes in the European Union, Citizenship Studies, Volume 16, Issue 5-6, Special Issue: Citizenship After Orientalism: An Unfinished Project

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Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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