Joel Martí Olivé

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Joel Martí Olivé

Associate professor

PhD in Sociology, specialized in research methods. Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 1998 (currently on leave). Teaching undergraduate, master’s and PhD courses in quantitative and qualitative methods, network analysis and participatory methods. Researcher at Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Departament de Sociologia
Campus UAB- Edifici B
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)

Despatx: B1-187

+34 93 586 80 21
Curriculum Vitae
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Areas of specialization

The research topics I have worked with (whether from basic or applied research) include the fields of community development and citizen participation, employment and industrial relations, prison and reentry, migration and public health.

The common element in these topics is the interest in integrating methodological approaches that are often confronted in scientific discourse and/or academic practice: the combination of quantitative and qualitative methods (mixed methods); the link between research and social intervention (as in action research); and the articulation of the individual and structural aspects of social life (through network analysis).

Selected bibliography

Martí, J., Albani, E., Ibàñez, A., & Cid, J. (2019). Personal networks and desistance from crime in young offenders. European Journal of Criminology.

Vacchiano, M., Martí, J., Yepes-Cayuela, L., & Miquel Verd, J. (2018). Personal networks in job insertion among young adults in times of crisis: An analysis in Barcelona | Las redes personales en la inserción laboral juvenile en tiempos de crisis. Un análisis en Barcelona. Revista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas, 161, 121–140.

Cid, J., & Martí, J. (2017). Imprisonment, Social Support, and Desistance: A Theoretical Approach to Pathways of Desistance and Persistence for Imprisoned Men. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 61(13), 1433–1454.

Martí, J., Bolíbar, M., & Lozares, C. (2017). Network cohesion and social support. Social Networks, 48, 192–201.

Cid, J., & Martí, J. (2016). Structural context and pathways to desistance: Research in Spain. Global Perspectives on Desistance: Reviewing What We Know and Looking to the Future.

Martí, J. (2016). Measuring in action research: Four ways of integrating quantitative methods in participatory dynamics. Action Research, 14(2), 168–183.

Bolíbar, M., Martí, J., & Verd, J. M. (2015). Just a question of time? The composition and evolution of immigrants’ personal networks in Catalonia. International Sociology, 30(6), 579–598.

Martí, J., & Cid, J. (2015). Imprisonment, family ties and recidivism. Exploring the limits of familism | Encarcelamiento, lazos familiares y reincidencia. Explorando los límites del familismo. Revista Internacional de Sociologia, 73(1).

Lozares, C., Verd, J. M., Cruz, I., & Barranco, O. (2014). Homophily and heterophily in personal networks. From mutual acquaintance to relationship intensity. Quality and Quantity, 48(5), 2657–2670.

Bolibar, M., Marti, J., & Lozares, C. (2013). Mixing methods in Social Network Analysis: Applications to the analysis of migrants’ personal networks | Aplicaciones de los métodos mixtos al andlisis de las redes personales de la población inmigrada. Empiria, (26), 89–115.

Cid, J., & Martí, J. (2012). Turning points and returning points: Understanding the role of family ties in the process of desistance. European Journal of Criminology, 9(6), 603–620.

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