Joaquín Rodríguez Álvarez

Position: Researcher and Professor at the School of Prevention and Integral Safety and Security at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Links: Website

Expertise Areas: Studies of Science and Technology, Risk Analysis



Joaquín Rodríguez earned a Ph.D from the program of International Public Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His specialty is the relations between society and technology, and risk analysis. He is member of Conris (Cooperation Network for Risk, Safety and Security Studies) and Founding member of Leading Cities.

He works as researcher and Professor of the School of Prevention and Integral Safety and Security of the UAB, and as coordinator of Leading Cities in Spain. He also takes part as ethical advisor for European Projects, H2020, KAII.


Joaquín David Rodríguez Álvarez, La civilización ausente. Tecnología y sociedad en la era de la incertidumbre, Ediciones Trea, 2016.

Joaquín Rodríguez Álvarez, “Rethinking Barcelona: Changes Experienced as a Result of Social and Economic Crisis,” in Cities in Crisis Socio-spatial Impacts of the Economic Crisis in Southern European Cities, pp. 239-256, Routledge, 2016. Link.

Joaquín Rodríguez Álvarez, “Der nationale Diskurs in Katalonien,” “Interview mit Jordi Pujol,” and “Interview mit Narcís Serra,” in Jeder für sich oder alle gemeinsam in Europa?, Nomos, 2013, pp. 71-118. Link.

Joaquín Rodríguez Álvarez, “Sprache, Nation, Integration: der Fall Katalonien” in Migration und Integration in Europa, Nomos, 2010, pp. 263–282. Link.