Olatz Ribera


  • Issues: Migrations.
  • Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English

Professional experience

Olatz Ribera-Almandoz is a Researcher at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) in the area of migration, and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Her doctoral research uses a comparative perspective to analyse the interactions between social movements and public institutions in the context of multilevel states, with special focus on the (new) demands of social justice, welfare and housing. She has also been a visiting scholar at The University of Manchester, a member of the Johns Hopkins University-Universitat Pompeu Fabra Public Policy Center in Barcelona 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 recently published book Beyond defeat and austerity: Disrupting (the critical political economy of) neoliberal Europe (Routledge, 2018).

  • Ribera-Almandoz, O., Huke, N., Clua-Losada, M. & Bailey, D. J. (forthcoming). Anti-austerity between militant materialism and real democracy: exploring pragmatic prefigurativism. Globalizations.
  • 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.
  • «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.