Research Projects

Current projects

The Role of Social Transnational Fields in the Emergence, Maintenance and Decay of Ethnic and Demographic Enclaves ("ORBITS"). MINECO (CSO2015-68687-P; 2016-2020). PIs: Miranda Lubbers and José Luis Molina. 88.200€

Estrategias de supervivencia en hogares pobres: el papel de las redes de apoyo formal e informal en períodos de crisis económica. RecerCaixa (2015ACUP 00145; 2016-2019). PIs: Miranda Jessica Lubbers and Hugo Valenzuela García. 81.385€

The Economic Crisis and Social Cohesion in Spain (Special National Barometer, Centre for Sociological Investigations, Madrid). PI: Miranda Lubbers.

Former projects

Social entrepreneurship: local embeddedness, social networking sites and theoretical development. MINECO (CSO2012-32635; 2013-2016). PI: José Luis Molina. 18.000€.

Network dynamics: Substantive Applications To Migration And Mobility In Europe. (2010-2015). (Spanish Ministry of Education, RYC-2010-06081). PI: Miranda Lubbers, 192.800 €.

Social Influence in Dynamic Networks. (2012-2014). ECRP project reference: 10-ECRP-044. PI of the Spanish team: Miranda Jessica Lubbers, 22.684 €, 4 researchers.

Profiles of Ethnic Entrepreneurship. (2010-2012). Perfiles del Empresariado Étnico en España. Una aproximación a las estrategias, dinámicas y espacios transnacionales del pequeño empresariado emigrante en la nueva situación económica (ITINERE). MICINN CSO2009-07057. PI: José Luis Molina, 35.900 €, 10 researchers.

Estudio comparado de casos sobre la influencia mútua entre el capital e integración sociales y la inserción, estabilidad, promoción y cualificación en el empleo. Project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CSO2008-01470/SOCI), 67.760 €, 8 researchers. PI: Carlos Lozares.

Personal network dynamics in Europe. The European Project "SEJ2005-25683-E 05_ECRP_FP026 - Dynamics of actors and networks across levels: individuals, groups, organizations and social settings" funded by the European Science Foundation and the MEC intended to asses the changes in personal network structure and composition and their effects in behavior (i.e. language use, ethnic identification, citizen participation, among others). Meeting 1 [htm] Meeting 2 [htm] Meeting 3[htm] Meeting 4 [htm] Meeting 5 [htm] Meeting 6 [htm] Meeting 7 [htm]

  • (2008). "Mixed approaches to personal networks dynamics",  ECRP International Meeting, September 8-9, Konstanz (Germany). Lubbers, Miranda; Molina, José Luis; Lerner, Jürgen; Brandes, Ulrik; Ávila, Javier & Christopher McCarty [pdf].

  • (2008). "Visual Statistics for Collections of Clustered Graphs", proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium, March 5-7, Kyoto, Japan. Brandes, Ulrik, Jürgen Lerner, Miranda J. Lubbers, Chris McCarty & José Luis Molina.

  • (2008). "Análisis dinámico de redes sociales", conference in the framework of the Máster de Antropología urbana de la URV, Marzo 27, Tarragona (Spain). José Luis Molina, Javier Ávila, Juergen Lerner y Miranda Lubbers. [pdf]

  • (2008). "Visualizing Tendency and Dispersion in Collections of Attributed Networks", paper presented at the 2008 International Networks Conference, January 24-27, Sant Pete, Florida, USA. Lerner, Jürgen, Ulrik Brandes, Miranda J. Lubbers, Chris McCarty & José Luis Molina. [pdf]

  • (2008). "Personal Network Dynamics in Ecological Transitions", ECRP International Meeting, January 10-11, Paris. Miranda Lubbers & José Luis Molina. [pdf]

  • (2008). "Reasons for Gaining or Losing Contacts among Inmigrants in Barcelona", ECRP International Meeting, January 10-11, Paris. Molina, José Luis, Juergen Lerner, Miranda Lubbers & Javier Ávila. [ppt]

  • (2007). "Ecological transitions: multiple affiliations and personal network dynamics", Symposium "Diversity, Community and Participation: The Dynamics of Personal Networks of immigrants", International Seminar "Integrating new Migrants in the New Europe: A Challenge for Community Psychology", Seville 19-21 september. Isidro Maya Jariego [pdf]

  • (2007). "The personal network dynamics of migrants in Spain", Symposium "Diversity, Community and Participation: The Dynamics of Personal Networks of immigrants", International Seminar "Integrating new Migrants in the New Europe: A Challenge for Community Psychology", Seville 19-21 september. José Luis Molina, Miranda Lubbers & Chris McCarty [pdf]

  • (2007). "Personal networks and ethnic identities. The case of Argentinean immigrants in Catalonia - Spain", XXVII Sunbelt’07 Corfu, Greece May 1–6, Javier Ávila Molero [pdf]

Remesas y redes sociales trasnacionales: implicaciones para el desarrollo económico peruano. This project is intended to map the dynamics of the transnational remittances from Peruvians overseas to home and how they are invested.

  • (2009). Molina, JL & Javier Ávila (eds.). "Antropología y redes sociales. Una introducción a UCInet6-NetDraw, EgoNet y el análisis comparado con SPSS". [pdf] [zip]

  • (2010). Ávila Molero, Javier & José Luis Molina. "La entrevista reticular con EgoNet en la investigación de remesas". [pdf]

Xarxes locals i transnacionals de dferents col·lectius a Barcelona. Projecte de recerca realitzat conjuntament per EgoLab i la Fundació ACSAR pel Comissionat per Immigració i Diàleg Intercultural de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona.

SEJ2007-30289-E Análisis de flujos de cooperación en ciencia-tecnología-industria-España-América Latina- para la concreción de una cartera de proyectos colaborativos. Acción complementaria financiada por el MECyT, 12.000 €, 6 investigadores. Investigador principal: José Luis Briansó.

  • (2009). "Flows of Collaboration in Science-Technology-Industry between Spain/EU and Latin America. Trends in biotechnology, Food Science and other Areas".  [pdf]

Identificació de les modalitats d'aculturació de persones immigrades a Catalunya. This project focus in Bulgarian communities in Catalonia, comparing the pattern of adaptation (measured through personal networks) in different localities.

  • (2008). "Patterns of Social Networks of Bulgarian Migrants in Catalonia: Two study cases (Barcelona and Roses) ", paper presented at the International Conference  "AnthropoEast2008. The Europeisation of Balkans. The Balkanisation of Europe, 3th Edition". Sílvia Gómez i Mestres, José Luis Molina & Sarah Hoeskma. [pdf]

(2008). Information and Communication Technologies supply and demand for and by Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities: SPAIN. Report for the European Commission. Milano, IPTS & IDC Italy. IP in Spain: Isidro Maya Jariego [pdf]

Acculturation & Personal Networks across cultures. National Science Foundation Award No. BCS-0417429. Title: Development of a Social Network Measure of Acculturation and its Application to Immigrant Populations in South Florida and Northeastern Spain, with Chris McCarty. Informants Feedback [pdf]

  • (2007). "Comparing Networks by their Group Structure with an application to acculturation networks", XXVII Sunbelt’07 Corfu, Greece May 1–6, Juergen Lerner & Ulrik Brandes [pdf]

  • (2007). "A typology of personal networks of immigrants in Spain", XXVII Sunbelt’07 Corfu, Greece May 1–6, Miranda J. Lubbers, José Luis Molina & Chris McCarty [pdf]

  • (2007). "Using personal network composition and structure to explain ethnic identity", XXVII Sunbelt’07 Corfu, Greece May 1–6, José Luis Molina, Miranda J. Lubbers & Chris McCarty [pdf]

  • (2007). "Using the EI index with personal network structural data as a measure of acculturation", XXVII Sunbelt’07 Corfu, Greece May 1–6, & Chris McCarty, Miranda J. Lubbers & José Luis Molina [pdf]

  • (2007). "Ethnic patterns of adaptation to the host society based in personal networks data", work in progress, Juergen Lerner [htm]

  • (2006). "Acculturation Revisited: A Model of Personal Network Change", QMMS, Groningen (Holanda) 14-15 de Septiembre de 2006, José Luis Molina, Miranda J. Lubbers & Chris McCarty [pdf]

  • (2006). "Personal Network Visualization As A Cue For Interviewing Migrants", XXVI Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis, Vancouver 24-30 de Abril de 2006, José Luis Molina & Chris McCarty [pdf]

  • (2006). "Measuring Acculturation Using Personal Networks", XXVI Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis, Vancouver 24-30 de Abril de 2006, Chris McCarty & José Luis Molina [pdf]

  • (2005). "Operacionalización del concepto clásico de aculturación mediante la identificación y análisis de las redes personales de emigrantes en España y Estados Unidos", I International Workshop de la Red Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales y el III Seminario para el análisis de redes sociales en Sevilla 7, 8 y 9 de Septiembre, José Luis Molina & Chris McCarty et al. [ppt]

  • (2005). "The Influence of Visualization of Personal Networks in Qualitative Interviews with Respondents", I International Workshop de la Red Hispana para el Análisis de Redes Sociales y el III Seminario para el análisis de redes sociales en Sevilla 7, 8 y 9 de Septiembre, José Luis Molina & Chris McCarty et al. [ppt]

  • (2005). "Measurement of acculturation using personal network composition and structure", paper presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, New Mexico , April 5-106, Chris McCarty & José Luis Molina. [ppt]

(2005-2007) Mapa de les medicines complementàries i alternatives, i la seva contribució al sistema sociosanitari de Catalunya. Agència Avaluació Tecnologies i Recerques Mèdiques (156/06/2004), Investigador responsable: Josefina Caminal Homar (Medicina Preventiva), 40.100 €, 14 investigadores.
Banc de Bones Pràctiques de l'Ajuntament de Vic [ppt]
Campus d'excel·lència internacional U A B