Departmental graduate programs in Anthropology:

One-year Master Degree Program in Anthropology: Advanced Research and Social Intervention (60 ECTS) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Flyer (in Spanish) here.

Two-year Joint-Master Degree Program in Social and Cultural Anthropology (120 ECTS) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Vienna, the Université Lumière Lyon-2, the National University of Ireland-Maynooth, the University of Ljubljana and Stockholm University. 

Doctoral Degree Program in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

For more information about the formal aspects of the PhD program such as admission, annual examinations, thesis defense, international joint supervision, international research component, please check the website of the Doctoral School of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.  


What is anthropology?

"Anthropology is art" says Andrew Lattas. "It is like being a novelist, putting yourself in another character's position and see the world".


Statistical data Spain and Catalonia:

Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS; Center for Sociological Research, Madrid)

Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE; Spanish Statistical Office, Madrid) 

Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (IDESCAT; Catalan Statistical Office, Barcelona)


Software for Social Network Analysis:

EgoNet - for the collection and visualization of personal network data

EgoNet2GraphML - software to convert EgoNet interviews into GraphML files

Vennmaker - a tool to map personal networks interactively

netCanvas - a touch-optimised framework for personal network analysis, very attractive interface

statnet - for the statistical analysis, simulation and visualization of social network data (R environment)

RSiena - for the statistical analysis of longitudinal social network data and of the coevolution of networks and behavior (R environment)

visone - for the analysis and visualization of social network data. For the visualization of clustered graphs please follow this link, by Jürgen Lerner

City Form Lab's Urban Network Analysis Toolbox for ArcGIS - visualization tool for urban network analysis


Network Scale-Up Method (NSUM)

A useful list of publications, resources and datasets, by Russell Bernard

R-package using a Bayesian framework for population group size estimation using the Network Scale Up Method (NSUM)


Network Visualizations:

network visualization - fun with links, nodes and edges (FlowingData)

visual complexity - online archive of visualizations of all sorts of networks

moviegalaxies - visualization of social relationships in your favorite movies


Association for Social Network Analysis:

International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)



Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX 2015): A useful tool that summarizes and compares integration policies in 38 countries

I-map:Interactive Map on Migration

Interactive map of the geographical distribution of the population by nationality in Barcelona (Fundació ACSAR)

Maps of global human migration routes (National Geographic)

To give these maps a human face: CNN photos of the migration routes to Europe and interview with anthropologist Jason de Léon about the Mexican-US migration route (National Geographic)

Infographics of migration flows (up till 2010): the interactive site peoplemovin (based on Bilateral Migration Matrix from the Worldbank of 2010) and global international migration flows (dynamic, 1990-2010)


Some useful resources for academic writing:

Academic Phrasebank of the University of Manchester

This blog post gives very good advice: Say it once, say it right: Seven strategies to improve academic writing.

And for writing the abstract of your article: How to construct a nature summary paragraph

Find a journal for your paper: Journal Guide, Elsevier´s Journal Finder, and JANE

Is it your turn to be the reviewer for an article? How to write an effective referee report and improve the scientific review process

Digital tools to support your research: 23 Research Things


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