Siresa Lopez

Research Associate on Pathways research projectSiresa Lopez

BA in Economics (UB), BA in Anthropology (UAB), MAS with Distinction in Cultural Management (MDW), PhD candidate in Political and Social Sciences (UPF)

Contact Details

School of History, Politics and International Relations
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Attenborough Tower 910

Research Areas

Immigration, diversity, inequality.
Intra-EU mobility, European identity.
EU cultural policy, European cultural citizenship.

Research Activity

In February 2017, I joined the School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester as a Research Associate (PATHWAYS, RESPONSIVEGOV). Previously, I have been Visiting Scholar at Department of Politics, New York University; Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at CEDEM, Université de Liège; and Research Assistant at IBEI, Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals (BEUCITIZEN).

Research projects

PATHWAYS (Economic and Social Research Council, ORA+). Website:
RESPONSIVEGOV (European Commission, 7th Framework Programme).
BEUCITIZEN (European Commission, 7th Framework Programme). Website:

Research clusters

Leicester Migration Network
INTEGRIM - Integration and International Migration: Pathways and Integration Policies.
IMISCOE Standing Committee on Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings.
GRITIM-UPF - Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.


Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

• Lopez, S. (2017), Diversity as an EU Cultural Policy Driver: Neutrality vs. Affirmativity in the Construction of a European Cultural Space, Journal of Migration and Culture.


• Bianculli, A., Ferrin, M., Jordana, J., Lopez, S. (2018), Linguistic Claims and Political Conflicts. Spanish Labyrinths on Language and Identity in the European Context. Routledge. (in progress)

Book chapters:

• Lopez, S. (2016), ‘¿Otro interculturalismo? Límites y retos de la política cultural de la Unión Europea en el periodo pos-Maastricht’, in: R. Zapata-Barrero & G. Rubio-Carbonero (eds.) Interculturalidad y política cultural. Barcelona: Edicions Bellaterra.
• Jordana, J., Bianculli, A., Lopez, S. (2017) ‘Linguistic policies and claims in a multi-national state: the case of Spain’, in: Cheneval & Ferrin (eds.), Others Alike. Citizenship in Segmented Societies and the Lessons for the EU, Edwar Elgar Publishing. (forthcoming)

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