Beatriz Guijarro Turégano

Beatriz Guijarro (Barcelona 1991) Graduated in Sociology with a Minor in Gender studies by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, she continued her education with a  Master’s degree in Citizenship and Human Rights by the University of Barcelona, where is currently undertaking a PhD in Social Anthropology as part of the Research Group on Exclusion and Social Control. Her research focuses on the analysis of updated forms of control and social exclusion (linked to the emmergence of loT/E based technologies and the 'smart city'), inaugurated trough the communion between cities and IoT/E based technologies, by combining classic qualitative methodology plus social media data analysis. 

Since 2013, she also works as statistician specialized in digital communities for the Barcelona City Council, mapping and analyzing the international/local projection of the city on the Internet and social media.

From 2012 to 2014, she collaborated with the research group ASOC / INQUAS(Fundació Pere Tarrés, BCN) developing tasks related to the quantitative research about the penitentiary reinsertion model of the UTE of the prison of Villabona, Asturias (Spain). She also participated as a collaborator in the research report "Community Social Pedagogy in prisons and social reintegration programs" (Pending publication), offering as well logistical support for the exhibition of the research work that took place the 23th and 23th of October 2013.

In 2015 she contributed in developing a short-term project about inequality in Europe with la Ravala (BCN), Escuela Moderna (Milan) and Ateneo Libertario (Milan), which culminated with the publication of the book: VVAA. (2016). P.I.G.S. (Escuela Moderna/Ateneo Libertario, Ed.). Milán, Italia: Le Milieu Edizioni, where she collaborated with the article “A LA DERIVA. La vindicación del paseo como técnica de (re)apropiación y resistencia” (translated to Italian).

In September 2016 she was given the opportunity to be part of the organizing committee for the second edition of the AIBR International Conference of Anthropology in Barcelona jointly organized by AIBR (Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologists), GRECS (Research Group on Control and Social Exclusion), and the Department of Cultural Anthropology and History of America and Africa in the University of Barcelona. This experience will inform Guijarro’s most recent project as curator of exhibition “60dB/16kHz. Barcelona. Can you hear the violence?" inagurated at Arts Santa Mònica museum in October 2016 as a collective documentary exhibition that aimed to reflect on certain forms of non-explicit violence that take place in a city like Barcelona. The materials in the exhibition were the result of varied artistic and anthropological research, as well as the experiences of different activist organizations.