Director of the AFIN Research Group and AFIN Outreach Centre
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Autonomous University of Barcelona
E-mail: [email protected]
Websites: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Diana_Marre; https://uab.academia.edu/DianaMarre; http://grupsderecerca.uab.cat/afin/content/diana-marre-4
Diana Marre is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain, where he has also held the positions of Academic Coordinator/Deputy Chair and Director of Postgraduate Studies -2011-2012- and Vice Dean of Undergraduate Studies -2012-2015-.
She obtained his PhD (summa cum laude and extraordinary award) in 2000 at University of Barcelona.
Since 2010, she has supervised and is supervising or co-supervising several PhD dissertations and MA theses.
She was Visiting Fellow / Professor at the University of Manchester (2003), London School of Economics (2009), Birkbeck College, University of London (2016), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2016). She is currently visiting professor at the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, University of the West of England (2017-2019).
She is currently the Director of the AFIN Research Group -Human Reproduction (Third-Party and Assisted), Childhoods, Youth, Families- at UAB, officially recognised as an UAB research group in 2012 (UAB 2461) and in 2014 as an Emerging Research Group SRG by the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR, Catalan Government, 2014SGR-1149).
She is also the Director of the AFIN Outreach at UAB officially recognised in 2015 and the PI of a four years international, interuniversity and interdisciplinary Coordinated Research Project (CSO2015-64551-C3-R) “On parental desires and children rights: interdisciplinary perspectives on reproductive decisions and 'the origins' in assisted reproduction with gamete and embryo donation, surrogacy and adoption in Spain” and of an Individual Research Project (CSO2015-64551-C3-1-R) “From birth control to demographic anxiety: on communication, secrecy and anonymity in reproductive technologies of the XXI century” (2016-2019) both financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through its RETOS Program.
Her research areas are assisted human reproduction –adoption, assisted reproductive technologies and third-party reproduction (gamete and embryo ‘donation’ and surrogacy)- childhoods, adolescences and youths; families and kinship. She was the PI and researcher in about 20 research projects on her research areas.
She has authored about 80 publications in his field, including books, edited volumes, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles in top academic journals. She has also given several lectures at national and international congresses, and has organised a number of conferences, workshops and symposia.
She is also a regular participant in knowledge transfer activities regarding assisted human reproduction –children adoption, gamete and embryo provision, surrogacy- issues for government, civic and users institutions and associations. Since 2009 she is the co-director of the free, monthly, and on line, AFIN Journal on AFIN research group knowledge transfer.