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Dr Marc Andreu Morell Tipper
Dr Marc Andreu Morell Tipper

Dr Marc Andreu Morell Tipper


Brief CV

Marc Morell received his PhD in Social Anthropology from the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). He is currently employed as researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology of the Universitetet I Bergen where also teaches sessions in the course Capitalism, Anti-capitalism and Post-capitalism. He has been employed as a researcher and part-time lecturer at the Department of Philosophy and Social Work and as researcher at the Department of Geography, both at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). Among others, he has taught courses in Social Anthropology, Urban Anthropology, Anthropology of Tourism, Anthropology of Migrations, Geographies of Globalisation, Rural Geography and Territory and Society.

Acknowledging the methodological challenge of combining ethnography with social theory, Marc examines the class character of the production of space in market society. He has recently developed the concepts of class gap and urban labour, which have allowed him to look into gentrification, not as a spatial expression of previously precipitated classes but as a constitutive moment in their making. Marc has expanded these insights to the tourist commodification of housing in the context of the sharing economy. By drawing on late Jeremy Boissevain's work on urbanisation and tourism, he now explores the current housing of classes in offshore Malta within the larger periphery of pleasure the Mediterranean has come to be.

He has carried out field research in Majorca, Catalonia and Malta and he has been a visiting researcher at the Università ta' Malta, the University of Manchester, Queen's University Belfast and the Universität Leipzig. Besides collaborating with the research groups Sostenibilitat i Territori and PRAXIS, both at the UIB, and the Grup de Recerca sobre Exclusió i Control Socials at the UB, Marc is affiliated to different professional associations and working groups. At present, he is the secretary of the Institut d'Antropologia de les Illes - IAI.

His most recent publications include: «Turismo y diferencial de renta» (in Cañada and Murray, Turistificación global, Icaria, 2019); «Turismofobia como arma arrojadiza» (in Ábaco 98.4, 2018, with Blanco-Romero and Blázquez-Salom); «'Una casa deshabitada no es en realidad una verdadera casa'» (in Milano and Mansilla Ciudad de vacaciones, Pol·len, 2018); «Urban tourism via dispossession of oeuvres» (in Focaal 82.winter, 2018); and «The class gap in gentrification» (in Albet and Benach Global Capitalism and Processes of Regeneration, Routledge, 2018).

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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Degree
20918 - Anthropology of Contemporary Societies
  • Degree in Philosophy2018-19
20937 - Urban Anthropology and Citizen Studies
  • Degree in Philosophy2014-15
21101 - Territory and Society
  • Degree in Geography 2018-19
  • Degree in History of Art 2018-19
  • Degree in Law2018-19
21119 - Rural Geography
  • Degree in Geography 2017-18, 2018-19
21132 - Final Degree Project
  • Degree in Geography 2017-18, 2018-19
21931 - Final Degree Project
  • Degree in Social Work2014-15
21934 - Anthropology of Migrations
  • Degree in Social Work2014-15, 2018-19
2371 - Anthropology of Developed Societies
  • Philosophy 2014-15
30008 - Geographies of Globalisation and Critical Thought
  • Qualifying Activities2014-15
30011 - Critical Geographies of Globalization: Tourism, Nature and Urban Societe
  • Qualifying Activities2015-16
30015 - Critique of Globalization, Urban Society and Tourism
  • Qualifying Activities2016-17


Research groups

Group Membership type
Sustainability and territory (GIST) Member
Practical Philosophy Research Group (PRAXIS) Collaborator

Other research groups beyond the UIB

Research Group on Social Exclusion and Control (GRECS), Universitat de Barcelona - Membership type: Collaborator
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