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Doctoral Program in Anthropology



General Aims of the Doctorate

The main aim of the doctorate is to produce doctors for high quality and advanced research. To this end, the general aims of the course are the following:

  • To incorporate the doctoral students into a research group.
  • To provide students with intensive specialization in different aspects of the lines of research defined in the programme.
  • To encourage students to use their initiative to undertake research projects using the methodology and the scientific principles of the discipline and the particular line of research.
  • To provide students with general skills related to the capacity to work individually and in teams, participation in research projects, management of bibliographic databases, etc.
  • To write a doctoral thesis.

The specific objectives are related to the above points in the two main specialities of the doctorate: Medical Anthropology and International Health, and Urban Anthropology.

Structure of Doctorate

The formation period of the doctorate programme is linked to the following Master's degree introduced on the University (in order to the RD 1393/2007):

Research lines and directors of doctoral theses

The lines of research of doctorate in the OPP in Anthropology belong mostly to the discipline of Medical Anthropology and International Health (and the social and health sciences in general) and Urban Anthropology (and urban studies and social movements in general). However, the complexity and specificity of much of the research requires the lines of research to be presented in the form of four complementary lists:

  1. GENERIC LINES OF RESEARCH
    These are the main lines in which all the thesis proposals for which we have competent supervisors can be inscribed.
    1. MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
      1. Food
      2. History of science (anthropology, medicine and psychiatry)
      3. Studies of drug and processes of marginalization
      4. International health
      5. Mental health, ethnopsychiatry and transcultural psychiatry
    2. URBAN ANTHROPOLOGY       
      1. Migrations
      2. Organizations
      3. Transnational and cross-border studies
    3. ANTHROPOLOGY   
      1. Religions and religious movements
      2. Kinship and family
      3. Politics
      4. Visual and communication studies
      5. Youth studies
      6. Gender, sexuality and love
      7. Myth and symbolism
      8. Ethnographic and biographical narratives
    4. PHILOSOPHY
      1. History of modern philosophy
      2. Theory of art and aesthetics
  2. SPECIFIC LINES (key words)
    These lines are specifically connected to active competitive projects in which the teaching staff belonging to the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work are involved. They enable doctoral candidates to apply for research staff grants from the Spanish Ministry of Education or the Catalan Government.
  3. ADDITIONAL LINES
    These research lines are very specific and are related to the personal research interests of the supervisors. In the case of external directors, these lines are the only ones to be offered, unless they take part in funded projects.
  4. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS
    Historically, Social and Cultural Anthropology has specialized in particular geographic areas, although not all thesis proposals need to be assigned one. The areas listed below are the ones in which our supervisors have worked.

THESIS SUPERVISORS
The list of supervisors consists of members of the URV teaching and research staff and members of the research group in Anthropology:

  1. Xavier Allué Martínez (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  2. Yolanda Bodoque Puerta (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  3. Joan Casanovas Codina (Dept. of History and History of Art)
  4. Maria Dolors Comas d’Argemir i Cendra (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  5. Josep Mª Comelles Esteban (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  6. Maria del Coral Cuadrada Majo (Dept. of History and History of Art)
  7. Susan M. di Giacomo (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  8. María Isabel Gracia Arnaiz (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  9. Àngel Martínez Hernáez (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  10. Gaspar Maza Gutiérrez (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  11. Joan Prat Caròs (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  12. Joan Josep Pujadas Muñoz  (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  13. Jordi Roca Girona (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  14. Robert Roda Aixendri (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  15. Josep Oriol Romaní Alfonso (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  16. Maria Montserrat Soronellas Masdeu (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  17. Jaume Vallverdú Vallverdú (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  18. Julián Zubimendi Martínez (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  19. Susana Ramírez Hita (Visiting professor)
  20. Jordi Moreras Palenzuela (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  21. Ramona Torrens Bonet (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  22. Carmina Puig Cruells (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  23. Eva Zafra Aparici (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  24. Blanca Deusdad Ayala (Dept. of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work)
  25. Jordi Grau Rebollo
  26. Barbara Biglia (Dept. of Pedagogy)
  27. Maria Antònia Martorell Poveda (Dept. of Nursing)
  28. Jaume Trilla Bernet
  29. Enrique Perdiguero Gil
  30. Richenel Ansano
  31. Dr. Véronique Petit (Université de Poitiers CNRS)
  32. Dr. Roberto Brigati (Università di Bologna)
  33. Dr. Ivo Quaranta (Università di Bologna)
  34. Dr. Eduardo Kigman Garcés (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales "FLACSO")

In addition to these, a number of external managers regularly work together with us. These are teachers who are accredited for the purpose or who are already certified, but who cannot be contacted directly by candidates for admission, but instead must be contacted through the Coordinator of the PhD, who will assign these teachers depending on their specific lines of research.

Admission

  • Maximum number of students: 30
  • Admision and selection criteria:

The fulfilment of the established conditions, as a requirement of admission in the 19th article and 4th addicional order of the RD 1393/2007, is necessary to be able to entry at the Doctorate Program while its research mode.

Specific criteria

Qualifications of Master's degree or Engineer or Licentiate. Will be valued the previous formation for medical Anthropology and international health and for urban Anthropology.

Conditions of admission

There will be valued the affinity of the previous formation and the adjustment of the same one to the specific aims of the Doctorate. Two general situations are contemplated:

Students proceeding from the MAMSI, MAU or of LRU Doctorates of the URV (medical Anthropology and Urban Anthropology) with the investigative sufficiency or the DEA overcome: directly adimitted

Students of other Master's degree or Licentiates or LRU Doctorates without investigative sufficiency or DEA and in general students who request the direct access: Itinerary of formation about subjects of the MAMSI or of the MAU of up to 30 credits to criterion of the organ of admission and / or work guided along a semester, which will be valued by a commission established by the organ of direction of the POP and which will depend on the degree of previous formation in Medical Anthropology and International Health or Urban Anthropology.

The process of admission consists in two principal stages:

  • Process of pre-admission and selection (Organ: DAFiTS)
    • Candidates requests the beginning of the process through Doctorate Coordinator or the Secretariat of the Doctorate.
    • Tutorial interview with the coordinator (presential or Skype way) to value the previouscurricular formation and to propose a Director.
  • Process of admission
    • Once accepted the direction, documentation – already authorized in case of foreign degrees - DAFiTS is settled in the secretariat and the Coordinator proceed to the registration and later to the tutorship with the selected director
Coordinator

Dr. Josep Maria Comelles Esteban

Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work (Faculty of Arts)

  +34 977 558 148

josepmaria.comelles(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat

Department in charge of the manegement of the doctoral programme

Secretary of the Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work Campus Catalunya
    Av. Catalunya 35
    43002 Tarragona
    Spain

Tel. +34 977 559 748 Fax. +34 977 559 597

sdantro(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat

Collaborating departments

Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work

Department of History and History of Art



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