Barbero, Iker

University of the Basque Country (Spain)


After my MA at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (2003/2004) I completed a PhD in Law at the University of the Basque Country (March 2010). My thesis, titled “Towards new models of citizenship: a socio-legal analysis of the Sinpapeles movement”, looked at the struggles of undocumented immigrants that took place in Barcelona in 2001, and its implications. The use of alternative citizenship practices made the sinpapeles (sans papiers) become subjects of legality. I won a Postdoctoral grant (2010-2013), given by the Basque Foundation for Science IKERBASQUE, to join Oecumene Project at the CCIG. At the present time I am full-time lecturer in graduate and postgraduate studies at the Faculties of Law, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). Since 2007, I have been editor of Sortuz, the Journal of Emergent Socio-legal Studies.

Barbero, Iker (2012) Globalización, Estado y Ciudadanía: Un análisis socio-jurídico del Movimiento sinpapeles Valencia Tirant lo Blanch 2012

Barbero, Iker (2010) “El control selectivo de las fronteras y la transnacionalización de sus resistencias.” (The selective control of frontiers and its transnational resistences) Arbor: Ciencia, pensamiento y cultura, Nº 744, 2010 (Migration Politics and Integrate Society) , pags. 689-703

Barbero, Iker (2012)  Expanding Acts of Citizenship: The Struggles of Sinpapeles Migrant, Social & Legal Studies 21 529-547

Barbero, Iker (2012) Orientalising citizenship: the legitimation of immigration regimes in the European Union, Citizenship Studies, Volume 16, Issue 5-6, Special Issue: Citizenship After Orientalism: An Unfinished Project