Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (UOC), Estudios de Psicologia y Ciencias de la Educacion (UOC)
Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
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More about Israel Rodríguez
Israel Rodríguez Giralt
Co-director · Full time Researcher · Associate Professor
I’m currently Full Research Professor at the IN3 – Open University of Catalonia (UOC). My field of research is the so-called STS (Science and Technology Studies) and the study of new forms of technical democracy (social experimentation, public debate and mobilization). I’m particularly interested in understanding the role of technoscience in new health and social care activism and in public engagement and participation in disaster situations.
I hold a degree in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (with honours). I received my PhD from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (with honours) for the PhD thesis entitled: “The symmetrical turn in the study of collective action: the ecological controversy of Doñana”.
From 2002-2016 I have worked as
I have been visiting researcher at Loughborough University (2002), Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process, Goldsmiths College, London (2009; 2010-2012) and Instituto de Sociología, Pontificia, Universidad Católica de Chile (2015).
In 2014, I received the Amsterdamska award from the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology for the book: “Disasters and Politics: Materials, Experiments and Preparedness” (Wiley/Blackwell, 2014), co-edited with Manuel Tironi and Michael Guggenheim. In 2018, I received the David Edge Prize from the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) for the article “Healing, Knowing, Enduring: Care and Politics in Damaged Worlds” published in The Sociological Review in 2017.
As Principal Investigator:
2016-2020: CareNet, “Care and Preparedness in the Network Society”. Funded by the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (In3). Internal competitive call for research group leaders.
2015-2018: CUIDAR, “Cultures of Disaster And Resilience among children and young people” H2020-DRS-2014num. 653753. Funded by the European Commission, H2020, Research and Innovation Framework. Main Researcher: Dr. Maggie Mort (Lancaster University).
2014-2015: “Social-care activism in the age of austerity: a comparative study, Spain-UK”, IN3 Resident Researchers Programme. Funded by UOC.
2012-2014: “Expertise, democracy and mobilization: concerned groups and the promotion of independent living in Spain” (CSO2011-29749-C02-02). Funded by Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Plan Nacional de I+D).
2010-2012: “The Rising of object-oriented Movements: Comparing the engagement of Concerned Groups in new social care policies in Spain”. Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Research (BP2009-107). Funded by AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya.
2009-2011: “Technoscientific controversies and Citizen Participation around Dependecy Care Policies” (CONDEPCIU). Funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Plan Nacional R+D+I 2008-2011).
2017: “Checking Assumptions and Promoting Responsibility in Smart Development Projects”. Funded by the European Commission, H2020, Research and Innovation Framework. Main Researcher. Main Researcher: Kjetil Rommetveit (University of Bergen).
2006-2007: “How professional women reconcile work and family life with ICT: a psychosocial and cultural analysis of their strategies). MEC-Instituto de la Mujer. Principal investigator: Ana Gálvez (UOC).
2005-2007: “The biomedical information in new telemedicine services: user requirements, transmissions protocols, resource optimization and evaluation of services”. ETESER (SEJ2005-09319-C03-01). Funded by Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (Plan Nacional I+D+I 2004-227). Main Researcher: Francesc Sagí (UOC).
- Social Movements
Participación pública en los proyectos de investigación: formas de crear conocimiento colectivo en salud.
Birds as lines: The production of alternative regimes of environmental management in the aftermath of a toxic disaster
How to understand what a “Slow Disaster” means, interview with Israel Rodriguez in Ràdio 4
How to understand what a "Slow Disaster" means, interview with Israel Rodriguez in Ràdio 4 CareNet's co-director participates in Vida Verda" to talk about his research in areas contaminated and devastated by chemical, energy and agricultural industries The "...
Israel Rodríguez Giralt participates in “La Corba”, report on the graphic governance of the covid-19 pandemic
Israel Rodríguez Giralt participates in "La Corba", report on the graphic governance of the covid-19 pandemic Directed by: Jorge Luis Marzo and Fèlix Pérez-Hita Speakers: Màrius Boada, Lorena Elvira, Albert Carles, Clara Prats, Manel Medina, Cristina Rovira, Israel...
Israel Rodríguez Giralt participates in the report ‘Psychosocial Project on covid – 19 syndemic’
Israel Rodríguez participates in the report 'Psychosocial project on covid - 19 syndemic' Information pill about the implications of an exclusively biosanitary management of syndemia. It describes the mental health impact that syndemia has had on migrant and LGTBI+...
Israel Rodríguez participates in the 6th session organized by NoGracias to talk about Persistent COVID
Israel participates in the 6th session organized by NoGracias to talk about Persistent COVIDParticipating in the session: Esperanza Martín Correa. Family and community physician for 21 years. Currently working in a Primary Care center of the Institut Català de...
[INTERVIEW] Israel Rodríguez: “Framing the pandemic as a health emergency means overlooking other important effects”
Entrevista a Daniel López publicada al Blog de l’IN3 de la UOC el 08/02/2021
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt presents the chapter “Coreografías del abandono: Cuidado y toxicidad en zonas de sacrificio”
At the event held on January 20, 2021, researcher Israel Rodríguez-Giralt presented his chapter for the book “Tóxicos invisibles. La construcción de la ingorancia ambiental”
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt at the round table “Challenging a time of disasters: art and social sciences” in the Barcelona Science Biennial
This round table was held on June 8, 2021 at the Biennal Ciutat i Ciència from Barcelona
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt at #jotambé event discussing about the effects of conceptualizing pandemics in terms of “health emergency” preparedness
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt at #jotambé event that took place from April 7 to June 18, 2021 in the Sala Beckett
Research Seminar: “Connected at Home: digital technologies and aging”
Los próximos días 10 y 12 de mayo se realizará el seminario de investigación “Conectados en casa: los usos de las tecnologías digitales en la vejez”, en el que se compartirá con la comunidad científica algunos de los resultados del proyecto BCONNECT@HOME
Conversation with Ibero-American Networks of Science, Technology & Society
Researchers Daniel López-Gómez and Israel Rodríguez-Giralt join in the online meeting, on February 26, 2021
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt at the round table “Art and Science of the Political Ecology of Disasters”, Ars Electronica Festival 2020
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt’s talk was about his recent work carried out around the community of Puchuncaví (Chile) regarding to care, toxicity and developing the concept of ‘Sacrifice zones’
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt awarded with the international David Edge Prize
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, together with Manuel Tironi, has been awarded the David Edge Prize 2018 by the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).
Interview with Israel Rodríguez, CareNet director, at the UOC R+I Talks
Interview with Israel Rodríguez. The interview has a video with subtitles and is transcribed in English.
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