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Juan Díez Medrano

Juan Díez Medrano

Senior Research Fellow, IBEI

Professor, Universidad Carlos III Madrid


Juan DIEZ MEDRANO is a Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Coordinator of the Research Program "Institutions and Networks in a Globalized World" at IBEI (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals). He obtained his PhD. from the University of Michigan (1989) and was formerly employed by the University of California, San Diego (1989-2003), the International University Bremen (2003-2004), and the Universitat de Barcelona. He is the author of Divided Nations (Cornell University Press, 1995), Framing Europe (Princeton University Press, 2003), and numerous scientific articles. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at ZUMA (Mannheim, Germany), the WZB (Berlin, Germany), Sciences Po (Paris, France), and the Freie Universität Berlin (Kolleg Forschungsgruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe", 2009). He is currently working on a comparative study among Western trade unions in the United States, Great Britain, France, Austria, and Germany that focuses on their contrasting reactions to free trade agreements with underdeveloped countries. This project is funded by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education. In recent years, he received research funding from the EC FP6, as national coordinator of the project Europub.com. He is also the national coordinator of the ESF sponsored project "Political Communication Cultures in Western Europe" and the Main Project Coordinator of the ESF sponsored Project EUMARR on binacional marriages between European Union citizens. Finally, he is the Spanish national coordinator for the EC sponsored project, Eurocross. Other activities include work as Program Specialist (P-3) for UNESCO. In 2007 he was part of the international committee that evaluated the European Social Survey for the European Science Foundation. Finally, he is a regular reviewer for American Journal of Sociology, European Union Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Social Forces, Social Problems, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, among others.

Background and education

  • (1989) PhD in Philosophy , University of Michigan


Research interests

  • European integration
  • Nationalism
  • Ethnic Conflict

Selected publications

  • Díez Medrano, Juan.2017.Globalization, Transnational Human Capital, and Employment in the European UnionInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology,Link
  • Díez Medrano, Juan.2017.Beliefs and Trade Union Support to Trade Liberalization in the U.S. and the UK: The AFL-CIO and the TUC ComparedJournal of International Relations and Development,1-29Link
  • Díez Medrano, Juan; Cortina, Clara; Safranoff, Ana; Castro, Teresa

    2014.Euromarriages in Spain: Recent trends and patterns in the context of European integration.Population, Space, and Place,20 (2):157-176
  • Díez Medrano, Juan.2014.The Socio-Economic Returns to Fluency in English as a Foreign Language. In J. Gerhards; S. Hans; S. Carlson (Eds). Globalisierung, Bildung, und Grenzuberschreitende Mobilitat.Bonn:Springer
  • Díez Medrano, Juan.2014.Individual and Collective Responses to Crisis: An Analytical Framework for the Study of Social Resilience.Partecipazione and Conflitto,7 (3):532-550
  • Díez Medrano, Juan.2012.The Limits of European Integration.Journal of European Integration,34 (2):191-204
  • Díez Medrano, Juan; Braun, Michael

    2012.Uninformed Citizens and Support for Free Trade.Review of International Political Economy,19 (3):448-476
  • Díez Medrano, Juan.2010.Divergent Reactions to Globalization: Labor Unions and the NAFTA and the EU Enlargement Process.IBEI Working Papers, 2010/30.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.
  • Díez Medrano, JuanBraun, Michael

    2009.Cognition, Resources, and Institutions in the Explanation of Attitudes to Free Trade.IBEI Working Papers, 2009/23.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.
  • Díez Medrano, Juan.2008.Europeanization and the Emergence of a European Society.IBEI Working Papers, 2008/12.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.