Bruna Alvarez

Bruna Alvarez
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · AFIN Centre

Social and Cultural Anthropology

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September 2017 - December 2017
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • PhD
June 2016 - September 2016
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Position
  • PhD Visiting Student
August 2015 - January 2016
De Montfort University
Position
  • PhD Visiting Student
Description
  • I am doing a short stay in the Reproduction Research Group, as part of my PhD Fellowship

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Publications (26)
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Prenatal loss, such as miscarriage and stillbirth, may be understood as the confluence of birth and death. The most significant of life’s transitions, these events are rarely if ever expected to coincide. Although human cultures have long recognized death through ritual, it has not typically been used in cases of pregnancy loss. Interest in prenata...
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Healthcare workers (HCWs) had to work with a lack of PPE at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in a diversity of worldwide healthcare systems, exposing them to a high risk of infection. This chapter illustrates HCWs experiences of “protecting” and “feeling protected” in Argentina, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, The Gambia, India, Senegal, Spain, United Kin...
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Aim: Explore nurses’ experiences and perception of risk regarding the use of personal protective equipment during the first wave of the pandemic in Spain. Design: Qualitative descriptive design according to the Rapid Research Evaluation and Appraisal model. Methods: Semi-structured videoconference interviews were conducted to explore the experience...
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ABSTRACT We analyze the mechanisms of reproductive governance that influence reproduction in Spain through 66 semi-structured interviews with heterosexual parents. We examine reproductive governance through moral regimes surrounding four arenas: the labor market, gender relations at home, institutional feminist discourses, and the narrative of choi...
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Aims: Identify the organizational changes faced by front-line nurses working with COVID-19 patients during the first wave and describe how they responded to these changes. Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the provision of care and the man-agement of health care around the world. Evolving information about SARS-coV-2 meant that health...
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Desde los años 80 –y paralelamente al proceso de desregularización del mercado laboral español (Espin-Andersen, 2000)–, se ha producido un aumento de la actividad laboral de las mujeres y las madres (Tobío, 2005; 2012), pero en unas condiciones de desigualdad con los hombres y los padres. Para las mujeres, a menor número de hijos/as, mayor probabil...
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La familia es una institución universal que existe y ha existido en todas las sociedades conocidas, y cumple una función primordial en la reproducción social. Históricamente han coexistido diversos tipos de organización familiar, aunque en Occidente, la familia nuclear heterocentrada se ha erigido como la más funcional para los sistemas de producci...
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Este capítulo muestra dos proyectos de investigación-acción en las escuelas de primaria sobre diversidad familiar y sexualidad –realizados por el Grupo de investigación AFIN de la UAB–, donde las metodologías participativas y la investigación desde la mirada antropológica ofrecen herramientas para la transformación social.
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This event to be held in Granada, Spain on September 4-6, 2019. Simultaneous translation Spanish/English available for Keynotes and Round tables / Este evento se desarrollará en Granada, España, entre el 4 y 6 de septiembre con traducción simultánea de las conferencias y mesas redondas en castellano e inglés.
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Reseña del libro: Pavone, Vicenzo y Goven, Joanna. 2017. Bioeconomies: Life, Technology and Capital in the 21st Century. Cham: Palgrave Mcmillan.
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This article seeks to expand researchers’ understanding of choice in the reproductive decision-making narratives of heterosexual couples to help explain fertility rates in Spain. The data comprise 32 interviews and two focus groups with heterosexual mothers and fathers. Two broad categories have been identified: couples who chose “when” to have chi...
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La maternidad: entre la decisión individual y/o la obligatoriedad social 1 Bruna Álvarez introducción el objetivo de este capítulo es analizar la maternidad «normal», la «que resulta del parto, en la que convergen lo fisiológico, lo genético, lo social y lo jurídico (…) estadísticamente mayoritaria y más cercana a lo normativo» (imaz, 2010, pp. 14,...
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En aquesta ocasió el Projecte Entrevistes ha tingut el privilegi de parlar amb la Dolores Juliano, tot una referència en l’antropologia espanyola. Al llarg de la conversa que vam tenir amb ella la professora Juliano ens va parlar de la seva trajectòria personal, de com va anar a parar a Catalunya i a la Universitat de Barcelona, alhora que ens expl...

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This coordinated project aims to study these mechanisms, which are enacted at both local nation-state and supranational levels in Europe and beyond (Mishtal, 2014), in the context of the current demographic anxieties related to fertility decline, abortion and new forms of reproduction (De Zordo, Marre & Smietana, forthcoming in 2022). More specifically, it aims to investigate, within this context, the different repro-flows (of people seeking access to reproduction-related technologies – assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), adoption, abortion - as well as of gametes) that these mechanisms produce in three world regions strictly related to each other: Europe, North-Africa and Latin-America. Thus, it seems urgent to ask ourselves the following, fundamental questions that we aim to respond via this project, which will give an important contribution to the international academic and political debate on reproductive justice (Luna & Luker, 2013; Ross & Solinger, 2017; Smietana, Thompson & Twine, 2018) and cross-border reproductive care (De Zordo et al. 2020a, 2020b; Hudson et al., 2016; Kroløkke, 2014a, 2014b; Marre et al., 2018; Rozée Gómez et al, 2013; Smietana, 2017): Who has the right to make her/his own reproductive decisions, including whether to have and/or raise children, when to do so and how?; Who can easily access the reproductive technologies that she/he needs to fulfill her/his reproductive desires where she/he lives, and who has to, and can travel to seek reproductive care including cross-borders, in a fragmented legal landscape marked by more or less restrictive legislations on ARTs, abortion and adoption?; What kind of challenges and burdens do reproductive travels imply for different groups of people in a period of increasing economic precariousness, marked also by the restrictions to people’s mobility due to the current pandemic?; How do people seeking access to different kinds of reproductive technologies overcome the legal barriers they face where they live and the challenges implied by having to travel across different parts of the world, or within their own country/region of residence? And how do these repro-flows (of people as well as gametes) transform some countries into repro-hubs for ARTs, abortion and adoption in Europe, North-Africa and Latin-America?; Finally, who is (or is not) able to travel to learn about her/his biogenetic origins? Do children born after ARTs and adoptees have the right to access this information in the age of reproductive biotechnology? What are the implications for secrecy, privacy, and the right to medical information?
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Contribuir a diseñar y ejecutar un proyecto de investigación-acción sobre educación afectivo sexual y reproductiva que se lleve a cabo con niños, niñas y jóvenes de los centros educativos de Ciudad-Juárez (México), incluyendo a la comunidad rarámuri, a través de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional y el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Este proyecto es parte de SexAFIN-Catalunya, un proyecto que pretende realizar una investigación a la vez que una intervención social con las comunidades educativas de las escuelas de primaria. E
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El proyecto “SexAFIN-Ciudad Juárez: educación afectivosexual y reproductiva a través de la investigación-acción” pretende contribuir al desarrollo de la educación afectivosexual y reproductiva en Ciudad Juárez (México) a través de la formación al personal universitario de la Licenciatura de Educación del Instituto de Ciencia Sociales y de la Administración (ICSA) de la Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), de estudiantes de la Licenciatura de Intervención Educativa y de la Maestría de Educación Básica de la Universidad Pedagógica Nacional del Estado de Chihuahua (UPNECH) y de las comunidades educativas de la colonia Tarahumara-Rarámuri a través del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), el acompañamiento en la realización de un diagnóstico de la educación afectivosexual y reproductiva de los niños/as y el diseño de una intervención adaptada a los distintos contextos educativos de Ciudad Juárez.