MariaCaterina La Barbera

MariaCaterina La Barbera
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Instituto de Filosofía

PhD in Human Rights (Univ. of Palermo, Italy)

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Introduction
MariaCaterina La Barbera is "Ramón y Cajal" research fellow at the Instituto de Filosofía- CSIC of the Spanish National Research Council. Her field of research is Feminist Philosophy of Law. Her research covers Human Rights; Intersectionality; Gender equality; Law, Politics and Society; Critical Legal Theory; Citizenship Regimes; Identity and Social Change; Cultural Diversity. For more details, see https://cvn.fecyt.es/editor/cvnOnline/0000-0002-2065-6686
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February 2017 - September 2020
Nebrija Universidad
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (35)
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Las actuales migraciones internacionales tienen lugar en un mundo altamente interdependiente, pero al mismo profundamente compartimentalizado en multitud de Estados. La progresiva integración mundial de las distintas economías nacionales no ha venido acompañada de una integración de los habitantes del planeta en el ámbito sociopolítico. Nos encontr...
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Recomendaciones del proyecto UNIGUAL para implementar las políticas de igualdad y la interseccionalidad en las universidades https://www.unigual.es/publicaciones-y-recursos/
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El crecimiento exponencial de las desigualdades entre individuos y colectivos requiere revisar nuestros enfoques conceptuales y metodológicos sobre el alcance real de la igualdad material, la justicia social y el acceso a los sistemas de protección. Durante las últimas décadas, han sido diversos y numerosos los enfoques desarrollados para explicar...
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Edition of Special Journal Issue on "Migrations and borders of justice" by Juan Carlos Velasco and MariaCaterina La Barbera. To access to the complete text: https://revistas.uam.es/bajopalabra/issue/view/bp2020_23
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Presentación del número 23 de Bajo Palabra, 2020.
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La hiperconexión, desterritorialización y aceleración de la vida social que caracterizan la globalización implican una resignificación de los conceptos de territorio, frontera y pertenencia a la comunidad política. Mientras capitales, negocios y turismo son cada vez más transnacionales, en la era de la globalización proliferan muros, vallas y polít...
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Este artículo analiza la jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en materia de discriminación de género. En la primera parte examinamos la polisemia de la categoría género y distinguimos tres enfoques: el de las mujeres como grupo desaventajado (enfoque de mujeres); el que pone el acento en la estructura social discriminatoria...
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Entrevista Humberto Sierra Porto, juez de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
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This article identifies the factors that contribute to the successful implementation of intersectionality in European multilevel legal praxis through the analysis of the case B.S. v. Spain. Combining critical legal analysis of the main judicial documents with qualitative methodology from political science based on in‐depth interviews with key actor...
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Discursive factors have not figured prominently in implementation research. This article fills this gap by addressing the material and discursive conflicts articulated around equality at workplace between women and men in multilevel judicial contexts. It studies obstacles to and opportunities for the judicial implementation of EU equal employment p...
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This article focuses on the ritual modifications of female genitalia. It compares interventions in male and female genitalia on the one hand and ritual and cosmetic female interventions on the other in order to show the double standard used in Western countries. The main goal is to call for a more complex articulation of gender at the intersection...
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The volume gathers theoretical contributions on human rights and global justice in the context of international migration. It addresses the need to reconsider human rights and the theories of justice in connection with the transformation of the social frames of reference that international migrations foster. The main goal of this collective volume...
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Equality between women and men is one of the millennium goals. However, policies adopted to pursue such a goal mainly rely on an essentialized “Woman” subject. This chapter discusses the detrimental practical implications of such conceptualizations as a source of global inequality within the current bordered configuration of the planet in the age o...
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This chapter introduces and discusses the concepts that are in-depth articulated in the volume. International migration is presented here as a test bench where the normative limits of institutional order, its contradictions and internal tensions are examined. Migrations allows to call into question classical political categories and models. Pointin...
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Resumen: Este artículo trata de la igualdad entre mujeres y hombres como principio fundamental del Estado de Derecho. Se ilustran aquí las tres dimensiones interconectadas de la igualdad entre mujeres y hombres contenidas en la Convención para la eliminación de toda forma de discriminación hacia las mujeres (CEDAW). La CEDAW no se limita a consider...
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This paper analyses the applicable regulations on obtaining Spanish citizenship and the evolution of the granting of Spanish nationality between 2005 and 2015. The analysis pays particular attention to naturalisation through residency because of its statistical significance, and focuses on the requirement of two years residence for the nationals of...
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This article studies how processes of policy implementation and the impact of a multilevel European legal order shape social policies. By using an interdisciplinary approach to comparative policy analysis that investigates policy implementation through the critical study of judicial litigation, the article analyses the case of García Mateos on work...
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The aim of this article is to contribute to the current debate on integration during economic downturn by analysing to what extent citizenship regimes may offer opportunities for instrumental uses of naturalisation in times of economic crisis. Its main goal is to provide a more nuanced view of citizenship acquisition, its implications and its alleg...
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Democratization processes imply questioning the discriminatory effects of law and politics, and challenging exclusionary legal categories and political institutions. Intersectionality was born as a tool for critical legal analysis and allowed identifying the multiplicity of interactions generated by social exclusion on the grounds of gender, sexual...
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This article focuses on anti-FGM laws aiming at eliminating gender-based violence. It uses intersectionality to question the underlying conceptualization of gender-based violence, and examines how the problem is represented , and which solutions have been proposed by French, British and Italian laws, showing their inconsistencies and biases. It als...
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La igualdad de género es un tema de crucial importancia, no sólo en el marco de los estudios feministas y de género, sino para las ciencias sociales en general. Con la publicación de este volumen pretendemos contribuir al debate académico sobre políticas de igualdad y no discriminación en España desde una perspectiva multidisciplinar que combina la...
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La interseccionalidad constituye una de las mayores contribuciones conceptuales del feminismo en los últimos veinticinco años. La luz que arroja en el estudio de los complejos mecanismos de discriminación ha permitido identificar la diversidad de las interacciones generadas por la subordinación de muy diferente tipo: por razones de género, orientac...
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Identity has increasingly become an important keyword in contemporary human and social sciences to the point that it is nearly impossible to provide an exhaustive synopsis of the different contributions in this field. However, little attention has been devoted to the influence of migration on identity formation and transformation. This chapter intr...
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This book addresses the impact of migration on the formation and transformation of identity and its continuous negotiations. Its ground is the understanding of identity as a complex social phenomenon resulting from constant negotiations between personal conditions, social relationships, and institutional frameworks. Migrations, understood as dynami...
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The Spanish citizenship regime is considered to be one of the most restrictive in Europe. In this paper, we argue that our understanding of Spanish legislation with respect to citizenship and its functioning requires a more nuanced approach. To this end, we focus on the exceptional rules that elude the usual naturalization requirements and allow fa...
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This paper addresses the theoretical issue of how to develop novel interdisciplinary epistemologies and methodologies in Human and Social Sciences by using the intersectionality theory, developed in Feminist and Gender Studies, as a tool. In the first part, the paper introduces the concepts of locationality and translocationality. These are importa...
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The chapter analyzes the privileges and power within feminist scholarship as a crucial issue for gender and migration studies. The starting point is that when feminism defines itself from the Western perspective, excluding any other vision of gender equality, other women’s point of views are inevitably silenced and negated. Since the 1980s, this as...
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While enormous and growing sums of money are spent each year in genital cosmetic surgeries, ritual female genital interventions increasingly meet strong political and social opposition. Which interpretative models have been adopted to define some interventions as cosmetic and the others as criminal? Is there a colonialist attitude implicit in banni...
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The compatibility of gender equality with traditional cultures has been lively debated by political theorists during the past twenty years. I devoted my PhD dissertation to examine the case of ritual female genital cuttings practiced by African women in Western countries as a paradigm of the impasse that the feminism versus multiculturalism discour...
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The objective of this project is to re-kindle trust in democracy and to re-invigorate engagement with democratic institutions and values in Europe. We plan to achieve this by co-creating solutions to the crisis of democracy, by designing and implementing strategies, which counter opposition to equality and democracy and by supporting citizens and activists working in this field. CCINDLE works directly with feminist grassroots activists and institutional actors, feminist and pro-democratic media, young Europeans, philanthropic organizations, thinktanks, and gender professionals. We co-create knowledge on i) anti-gender campaigns and how they challenge democracy, particularly through political violence and alternative knowledge production; ii) futures of society envisioned in feminist theories and how they relate to democracy in Europe with respect to intersectional justice, inclusion, and participation; iii) feminist movement and institutional responses to anti-gender and other anti-democratic forces. We focus on seven European countries with different social and political backgrounds, and the EU level. This knowledge allows us to better understand everyday practices of democracy and how the current backlash resonates with broader exclusionary tendencies and fundamental problems of the Western democracy model. We assume that the problem is not anti-gender movements alone but also the roots they have in the exclusionary features of contemporary European democracies, the way in which they are normatively designed and function. CCINDLE provides for concrete approaches and tools to more effectively fight anti-gender and other antidemocratic forces, support the quality of democracy, and make democracy across Europe more resilient and inclusive. We put these approaches and tools into practice through co-creating actions including student juries, a network of intersectional feminist media across Europe, gender café’s, blogs, and other networking/dissemination activities. Partners Mieke Verloo, STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT NL, Coordinator Johanna Kantola, TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR FI Andrea Krizsan, KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM HU Emanuela Lombardo, UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID ES Petra Meier, UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN BE Conny Roggeband, UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM NL Elena Pavan, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO IT Olivia Ianelli, TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD UK Marta Rawluzsko, UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI PL Elzbieta Korolzcuk, SODERTORNS HOGSKOLA SE HORIZON-CL2-2021-DEMOCRACY-01 Ref. 101061256. (18/2/2022) Total: 3 325 433.00 EUR
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Este proyecto propone analizar el papel de los profesionales del derecho en la implementación del enfoque “derechos humanos, género e Interseccionalidad” en las políticas municipales de la ciudad de Madrid. Este proyecto tiene como objetivo analizar tanto los obstáculos estructurales como las percepciones de los profesionales del derecho con el fin de elaborar medidas para posibilitar el uso de la interseccionalidad como criterio interpretativo de las situaciones de vulnerabilidad compleja y discriminación múltiple en la praxis municipal madrileña. El proyecto tiene un enfoque socio-jurídico, crítico y orientado al problema. Persigue dos objetivos específicos. Primero, explorar los discursos de los profesionales del derecho acerca de los problemas y desafíos. Segundo, proponer medidas de acción para superar los problemas identificados, involucrando los profesionales del derecho a través de una metodología de investigación participativa. La visión del proyecto es promover el uso de interseccionalidad como criterio interpretativo de la discriminación múltiple para garantizar una protección más eficaz y garantizar una mayor inclusión social. Investigadora Responsable: MariaCaterina La Barbera (Universidad Nebrija) Equipo: Julia Espinosa Fajardo (Universidad de Cádiz), Sonia Boulos (Universidad Nebrija), Paloma Caravantes González (Rutgers University), Leticia Segura (Universidad Complutense), Ghufran Khir Allah (Fundación Antonio de Nebrija)