1988: BSc Geography and History (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain). 1993: PhD History (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). I began my research at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, studying processes of emerging complexity in Mediterranean Bronze Age societies. Since then, I have worked at the University of Athens, at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, at the University of Cambridge, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, at the University of California Santa Cruz, at the Northwestern University, at the National Taiwan University, at the University of Guam, at German Archaeological Institute/Roman-Germanic Commission in Frankfurt and at the University of Oslo. I was co-chair of the EAA working party AGE http://www.upf.edu/materials/fhuma/age/ for the period 2009-2015.
I am an archaeologist with broad interests in social and theoretical archaeology. My work has been traditionally focused on three interrelated areas: the archaeology of Argaric societies (Bronze Age in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula), the archaeology of gender and maintenance activities and the archaeology of funerary behaviour. More recently, I have added to my research interests historical archaeology and, most specifically, the archaeology of Iberian Early Modern Colonialism in the western Pacific.