Olatz Ribera

Associate Researcher

  • Thematic lines of research: Migrations.
  • Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English

Professional experience

Olatz Ribera-Almandoz is a Associte Researcher at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) in the area of migration. She is also a member of the Johns Hopkins University – Universitat Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center. Her research focuses on the interactions between social agents and public institutions in the context of multilevel states, with a special focus on migration and asylum policies and the (new) demands of social justice, welfare and housing. She recently completed a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and has previously been a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester and a researcher in public policy analysis in a variety of public and private institutions, including the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP), and the Barcelona Institute of Regional and Metropolitan Studies (IERMB). She co-authored the book Beyond defeat and austerity: Disrupting (the critical political economy of) neoliberal Europe (Routledge, 2018).

  • Olatz Ribera-Almandoz, Nikolai Huke, Mònica Clua-Losada & David J. Bailey (2020) Anti-austerity between militant materialism and real democracy: exploring pragmatic prefigurativism. Globalizations, DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1722493    
  • Bailey, D. J., Clua-Losada, M., Huke, N. & Ribera-Almandoz, O. (2018). Beyond defeat and austerity: Disrupting (the critical political economy of) neoliberal Europe. London: Routledge.
  • Bailey, D., Clua-Losada, M., Huke, N., Ribera-Almandoz, O. & Rogers, K. (2018). Challenging the age of austerity: Disruptive agency after the global economic crisis. Comparative European Politics 16 (1): 9-31, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-016-0072-8.
  • Las Heras, J. & Ribera-Almandoz, O. (2017). When Corporatism Fails: Trade Union Strategies and Grassroots Resistance to the Spanish Economic Crisis. The Journal of Labor & Society 20 (4): 449-466, https://doi.org/10.1111/wusa.12303.
  • Clua-Losada, M. & Ribera-Almandoz, O. (2017). Authoritarian neoliberalism and the disciplining of labour. In Tansel, C. B. (ed.) States of Discipline. Authoritarian Neoliberalism and the Crises of Capitalism. Rowman & Littlefield International, pp 29-46.
  • NIEM


    All in for integration

    The National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM), Measuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection is a six-years long transnational project which aims to prepare key actors in the integration field in 15 EU Member States to better face the current challenges and improve the integration outcomes of beneficiaries of international protection. Conflict situations tend to last longer and it takes currently on average 17 years, before refugees fleeing civil wars may eventually have a chance to return to their home country. Hence, the long-term integration of newly arrived beneficiaries of international protection is without alternative and presents an immediate challenge for European societies.

  • «Our house, your house »?

    Conditions and paths of access to housing for asylum seekers and refugees in Catalonia

    The project has a threefold objective: 1) to generate data on the housing conditions of asylum seekers and refugees in Catalonia; 2) to understand those factors that facilitate or hinder their access to housing; and 3) to provide guidelines for the formulation of specific policies and programs in this area.

RNE – El matí a Ràdio 4 - Jun 22, 2020

Precarietat i inestabilitat en les trajectòries residencials dels sol·licitants d'asil a Catalunya

“El 26,6% de les persones enquestades en el marc del projecte “Casa nostra, casa vostra?” han dormit al carrer alguna vegada des de la seva arribada. Es tracta d’una realitat significativament més habitual per als homes (35,9%) que per a les dones (14,3%), i d’una freqüència alarmant entre les persones amb fills menors (7,6%)” explica Olatz Ribera, investigadora del CIDOB.

Diari Ara - Jun 18, 2020

Refugi sense casa

“El que ens ensenya el context actual de pandèmia és que qualsevol política de salut pública o política social que vulgui ser eficient necessita la inclusió del conjunt de la població”.