European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Miranda Lubbers

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Building B - Faculty of Arts
08193 Bellaterra · Barcelona


Prof. Dr. Miranda Lubbers

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Miranda Lubbers, born in the Netherlands in 1973, is Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and ICREA Acadèmia fellow of the Catalan Institute for Research and Advanced Studies. She received her training in Sociology and Behavioural and Social Sciences at the University of Groningen. Her research studies how social networks shape processes of social cohesion, polarization, and exclusion (particularly of migrants and people with low or no incomes). At the UAB, Lubbers founded and directs the COALESCE Lab (Laboratory for the Computational Analysis of Egonetworks, Social Cohesion, and Exclusion) that studies these social processes from a network perspective. Her research adopts qualitative, statistical, and computational methods. Lubbers received the ERC Advanced Grant in 2021 for the project "A network science approach to social cohesion in European societies" (PATCHWORK), and is co-PI of the Volkswagen Foundation project "Inclusivity norms to counter polarization in European societies" (INCLUSIVITY; in consortium with Maarten van Zalk -lead PI-, Eva Jaspers, Oliver Christ, and Marcin Bukowski, all co-PIs), among other research projects. Her research has been published in journals such as International Migration Review, Social Networks, Human Nature, and the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. She serves on the editorial boards of Social Networks and Social Inclusion and on the Board of Directors of the International Network for Social Network Analysis.