Dr. Julia Martinez-Ariño

Dr. Julia Martínez Ariño

Sociology

Julia Martínez Ariño is now at University of Groningen.

Dr. Julia Martinez-Ariño was research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, where she worked as part of the project: Cities and the Challenge of Diversity: a Study in Germany and France. Her research focuses on how actors in French cities shape structures of diversity. In particular, she investigates the local governance of religious diversity looking, among other things, at the participation of religious actors in local governance structures in France.

Julia received her PhD in Sociology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2012. She was postdoctoral researcher in the Chaire religion, culture et société at the University of Montréal. Previously, she did postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Fellow Group 'Governance of Cultural Diversity' at MPI-MMG. Julia has also been a research fellow at the University of Vienna and the Centre d’études interdisciplinaires des faits religieux in Paris. Julia is also a research associate of the Religion and Diversity Project headed by Lori Beaman at the University of Ottawa and of the ISOR research group lead by Mar Griera at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She is member of the 'Religion and Public Institutions' research network and the Spanish representative in the EUREL project at the University of Strasbourg. Her research interests include Judaism and contemporary Jewish communities, the processes of deconfessionalisation and demonopolisation of the state, and the governance and accommodation of religious diversity in public institutions, such as hospitals, prisons and schools, and in cities.

Julia is member of two international research networks on religious diversity: 'EUREL. Sociological and Legal Data in Europe' and 'Religion and Public Institutions'.