Researcher, PhD. (2016- )
Patricia Homs Ramírez de la Piscina studied Biology and Philosophy at the University of Barcelona (UB). She holds a DEA in Ecology Advanced Studies and a Master in Anthropology and Ethnography at the same university. Her PhD dissertation “The Nature/Culture dualism in Ecology” offers a critical analysis of Ecology’s theoretical approach to the concepts and interactions among nature and culture.
At present, she is a member of the Grupo de Estudios sobre Reciprocidad (GER), University of Barcelona, where she is carrying out a research on food justice and food resistances. She is also member of Aresta Cooperative where she participates in a study analyzing the importance of food coops’ size and scale for their sustainability. Recently, she has contributed to the creation of the Food Network at the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) in collaboration with colleagues from other European research institutions.
Her current research within the Grassroots Economics project analyzes policy documents, media discourses, and “expert” reports focusing on the meanings and values that underlie their arguments and how this discursive dimension interacts with present-day folk models.
Her publications include:
Homs, P., (2014) “Más allá del dualismo explotación/conservación en las cooperativas de consumo ecológico”, Actes del congrés de la FAEE, Tarragona, 2014
Homs, P., (2014) “Sistemas de regulación de alimentos ecológicos. Procesos de despolitización”, Actes del congrés de la FAEE, Tarragona, 2014
Alquézar, R., Homs, P., Morelló, N., Sarkis, D., (2014) “Prácticas cooperativas: Estrategias de superviviencia, movimientos “alterantivos” o reincrustación capitalista?”, Ars & Humanitas nº VIII/1, 151-166