Ricard Zapata-Barrero is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration at Pompeu Fabra University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe), which is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration in addition to serving as an expert of the Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe.
Professor Zapata-Barrero’s research concerns the contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship and immigration.
Zapata-Barrero, Ricard, Tiziana Caponio, and Peter Scholten. “Theorizing the ‘Local Turn’ in a Multi-Level Governance Framework of Analysis: A Case Study in Immigrant Policies.” International Review of Administrative Sciences 83.2 (2017): 241-246.
Burchianti, Flora, and Ricard Zapata-Barrero. “The Controversy about Education for Citizenship: The Contested Limits of Tolerance in Spain.” Società Mutamento Politica 7.13 (2016): 269-287.
Zapata-Barrero, Ricard. “New Multicultural Identities in Europe: Religion and Ethnicity in Secular Societies.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 30.1 (2015): 163-167.