Oriol Puig, Researcher, CIDOB
Oriol Puig is a researcher of the Horizon 2020 CASCADES Project at CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) about climate change and food security in Western Sahel. PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona (UB), his thesis about trans-Saharan mobility between Niger and Libya granted the 2017 Extraordinary doctoral Prize of UB. He is Associate Professor in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Tutor-Professor of Social Anthropology in the National Distance Education University (UNED).
He is part of the Research Group of African Societies (GESA) at the University of Lleida (UdL); the Research Group of African Studies (GEA) at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and the Study Group of Migration, Spaces and Societies (GERMES, in French) at the University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey (Niger). He holds a European Master’s Degree in Mediation, International Relations and Cooperation undertaken in Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia (Italy) and Université Paul Valery-Montpellier III (France); a European Master’s Degree in Social Development at Université Paul Valery-Montpellier III, and a postgraduate in Conflicts and Peace Communication at UAB. He is also journalist and he worked as a consultant for international organizations and NGO’s about the externalization of European borders in the Sahel zone.
His main research lines are: migration within Africa, return migration, borders and identities in mobility.
CASCADES analyzes the impact of climate change on livelihoods, economies and political systems outside Europe, the implications of such impact for Europe and what European foreign policy could do to mitigate associated risks.