Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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    Edifici B

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at UAB in Spain was a pioneer in the introduction of Degree of Social and Cultural Anthropology and remains in the forefront of anthropological research and teaching in the state.

For over thirty years that teachers Anthropology UAB developing their teaching and their research into the ethnographic study in various parts of the world towards the development of anthropological theory in the tension between cultural specificity and comparison cross, thought epistemological, methodological and technical knowledge and application of anthropological knowledge in the various social action programs. It is this knowledge accumulated, the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural UAB can provide their students at a time when, in the context of globalization, the intensification of international migration and other transnational dynamics make diversity Cultural some of the central themes of the Social Sciences

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Education, Childhood, Life Cycle, Gender
  • Ethnology of the Peoples of Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania
  • Anthropological Research Methods (Ethnography, Audiovisual Anthropology, Network Analysis, Mixed Methods, Historical Anthropology)
  • Migrations, Transnationalism, Intercultural Relations, Social Classification Systems - Nature and Culture, Ecology, Symbolism
  • Kinship, Procreation, Person, Health
  • Work and Consumption, Subsistence, Informal and Ethnic Economy
  • Networks and Social Movements, Public Policies, Urban Space

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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