Marc Alcalà is a research assistant at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is currently working on the ERC Advanced Grant project PATCHWORK (\"A Network Science Approach to Social Cohesion in European Societies\"), where he interviews people from Barcelona and its outskirts.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Ethnography from the University of Barcelona. Additionally, he has previously participated as a research assistant in the Religious Map of Catalonia at the Department of Sociology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and in the Volkswagen Foundation international research project INCLUSIVITY ("Inclusivity norms to counter polarization in European societies") at the same Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
In 2023, he received the honorable mention in the 27th edition of the Young Sociologists Competition (Catalan Association of Sociology) for his bachelor's thesis "Use of Catalan and allophone immigration in Catalonia. Case study of young people of Maghreb descent".
In October 2023, he will start working on his PhD thesis in Anthropology at the COALESCE Lab, focusing on migrants from Korea.