About

Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora
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Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora is associate professor in the Department of Arts and Humanities at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Up to August 2020, co-head of the Historical Demography area at the Center for Demographic Studies – Autonomous University of Barcelona, and adjunct professor at the Department of Economic History of the University. Along my career, I have been visiting researcher funded on competitive-basis at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (UK), the Centre for Population Studies (Sweden), the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (USA) and the Centre for Economic Demography (Sweden).
My research lines deal with: 1) The relevance of public health policies during Demographic Transition (19th-20th centuries); 2) The time reduction in database construction through artificial intelligence using computer vision methods; 3) The evolution of migratory flows (15th-19th centuries); 4) The intergenerational transmission of social status, intermarriage and kinship marriages within the social reproduction process (15th–20th centuries) and 5) The economic inequality estimation and labour markets formation from a gender perspective within preindustrial and industrial periods. These researches bore fruit in 27 articles in flagship national and international peer-reviewed journals, 3 books; 21 book chapters; 93 papers presented at national and international conferences. I was invited to address 24 seminars and to deliver 1 key lecture. Moreover, I have published 2 book chapters on teaching innovation. Additionally, I have co-organize 11 workshops, 4 conferences and 3 summer schools.
I have been principal investigator of 5 R&D&I projects and research coordinator of 2 projects, one of them an Advanced Grant funded by the European Research Council. Currently, I am the Principal Investigator of the project ‘Demographic determinants of economic inequality. A historical approach (18th – 20th centuries)’ funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, which pursues the application of algorithms for handwriting recognition of original population censuses and fiscal documentation to create a research infrastructure to evaluate the family mechanisms that influenced the generation of economic inequality and determine the transmission of inequality among generations along the 18th and 20th centuries. I also directed the project ‘Game of Crowds’ that aims the gamification of historical knowledge production with computer vision methods, funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. Moreover, I participate in an international project on examining the historical epidemiology profiles of port cities and a project on teaching innovation on the ‘Sensitivity on the perspective of gender of university students. Diagnosis and proposals’ funded by the Research Program on University Teaching of the University of Barcelona. Recently, I have been nominated leader of the research line ‘Sources, limits and constraints’ of the cost action ‘Women on the move’ funded into the EU-funded programme of European Cooperation in Science and Technology. I joined other 14 projects and belong to 6 international networks.
In 2014 I was elected as permanent convenor of Family and Demography network of the European Social Science History Conference and general secretary of the Spanish and Portuguese Association of Historical Demography in 2017. I have been rewarded with 3 scientific awards.

October 7th, 2020.