Barbara Biglia

Barbara Biglia is Associate professor at the University Rovira I Virgili. She has been an active member of the research and academic community for over 20 years. She has been the PI for 30 competitive research projects (6 of which were European) and 8 research contracts (2 international) and a researcher for 25 other projects or contracts. As well as completing several extended foreign stays (in USA, UK, Chile, Spain, Brazil), she has shared the results of her research at multiple international conferences. Worldwide collaboration has been a key feature of her research (in Latin America, USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, Australia), and she received the Distinguished Publication award for the Handbook of International Feminisms from the AWP.

Her work has garnered most recognition in two areas: (1) processes of knowledge construction and feminist epistemology and research methodology, and (2) sexual and gender-related violences. In reference to the second research area, her academic production began in 2007 with the co-edition of the book Estado de Wonderbra. Since then, her pioneering wider understanding of gender-related violences has been adopted by numerous international and national regulations. Within this sphere, she has recently acted as principal investigator on three European-funded projects, a national project, and a Catalan project. Furthermore, her feminist, activist research has strongly influenced the specific area of gender related violences within universities.