Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora is team leader of the Historical Demography area at the Center for Demographic Studies – Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economic History, Institutions, Policy and World Economy at the University of Barcelona. She obtained her PhD degree in History in the University of the Balearic Islands with the doctoral thesis entitled: The evolution of the infant and child mortality in the city of Palma (Majorca, 1838-1960) (La evolución de la mortalidad infantil y juvenil en la ciudad de Palma (Mallorca 1838-1960)). This thesis was partially elaborated at the Department of Population in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC in Spanish) and it was funded by a FPI scholarship (predoctoral grant) funded by the Balearic government. In the period 2010-2016 she was postdoctoral researcher at Department of Geography at the UAB and scientific coordinator of the Advanced grant project Five Centuries of Marriages funded by the European Research Council (PI. Anna Cabré).
She has been visiting researcher at well-known international centres and universities as the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (UK), the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (Michigan, USA), the Centre for Population Studies (Umeå, Swedem), and the Centre for Economic Demography (Lund, Sweden). All these stays have been funded in competitive basis within the FPI scholarship or by the program “José Castillejo” for international stays by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
She have participated in 15 research projects among which she has directed 3. Currently, she is the PI of the project Networks: Technology and citizen innovation for building historical social networks to understand the demographic past funded by the RecerCaixa program and she also take part in the European project Constructing SHiP: Towards a comparative history of health and disease in European port cities funded by the Dutch Research Council.
She have supervised 7 master dissertations and 1 doctoral thesis and presently I am supervising 4 PhD students and I have been invited to 4 PhD committees
Her research career develops in the framework of disciplines as Social History, Historical Demography and Economic History. Her main research lines are as follows:
- Studying the determinants of the Demographic Transition, e.g. institutional factors and public health policies.
- Automatization in the construction of individual longitudinal demographic databases and in nominal record linkage procedures.
- Analysing migrations in the long run through onomastics (15th-19th centuries).
- Assessing marriage formation and intergenerational transmission of social position within the process of social reproduction (15th-19th centuries).
- Exploring processes of salarisation in preindustrial periods.
She has published 15 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals, 3 books and 15 books chapters. Moreover, she has presented more than 70 papers in conferences and workshops and she has been invited to lecture to 11 conferences and 4 courses in several European institutions. Likewise, she have been awarded with three scientific prizes.