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Blanca Garcés

Researcher on immigration, integration and refugee policies

Blanca Garcés holds a degree in History and Anthropology from the University of Barcelona and a PhD cum laude in Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam. She is currently a researcher in the area of migration at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), professor of political science at the University of Barcelona and member of the European network IMISCOE, within the editorial board Migration Politics Journal. In recent years, her work has focused on political discourses around immigration, the design of integration policies and discourses on refugees from a comparative European perspective. In her book Labour Migration in Malaysia and Spain: Markets, Citizenship and Rights (2012, Amsterdam University Press), Garcés analyzes how state regulations in the cases of Spain and Malaysia affect labor migration flows. And in the book Integration Processes and Policies in Europe (Springer, 2016), co-authored with Rinus Penninx, they propose a heuristic model to analyze integration processes and policies. Since 2021, she coordinates an H2020 project on the causes and consequences of immigration narratives in the context of increasing polarization in Europe.

Update: 25 November 2022


Has participated in

Olivette Otele and Blanca Garcés

New and Old Frontiers

Voices from the border

Helena Maleno, Soda Niasse, Oussman Ba, Blanca Garcés

Conversation with Behrouz Boochani

Take Me to a Beautiful Place

Panel discussion with Jordi Armadans, Blanca Garcés, Nour Salameh and Riccardo Gatti

A Crisis of Hospitality: The Situation of Refugees in Europe

Migrations: The 21st century revolution

Lecture by Ivan Krastev