CV David Berna



Professor at the Social Anthropology Department of Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). PhD in Anthropology at UCM. DEA at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM). Bachelor's degree in the same discipline at Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche. Teaches classes on Linguistic Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology and Anthropology and Literature.  He has performed research and/or teaching at diverse academic institutions such as Universidad de Asunción, Museo Etnográfico Andrés Barbero (Paraguay), MNCARS (Museo Nacional Reina Sofía), Comunidad de Madrid, Universidad de Alicante, Universidad de Elche and Univesidad Complutense de Madrid, etc.

Researcher in several research-funded projects (National or international). His own research career focuses on issues about intersection between race, gender/sexuality and social stratum. He has published  several  papers and chapters in books about sexual diversity, Rom/Gypsy people, racism and masculinities. Currently he is working on a new issue: Public Space and Sociability in Chinese communities in Madrid. 

At the same time, he has combined his research and teaching duties with anthropological work in different institutions, highlighting his work as Coordinator of the Intercultural Mediation Public Service of Alicante or at the City Council of Madrid as responsible for the design and direction of intercultural and international artistic and cultural actions.

Awarded by Juan Gil-albert Cultural Institute (Governement of Alicante) for the work "Historical reconstruction of Gypsies in Alicante" and awarded with the National Anthropology Prize “Branislaba Susnik” (Republic of Paraguay) for the research project "The Maká. Ethnical redefinition analysis in urban migration. Space resignification and strategies of economy subsistence".


His publications also contains the following articles and book chapters:

2018. Berna, D (2018). Public, witches or submissive. The gypsy woman in the discourses of identity alterization until the middle of the 20th century. Revista Historia Social (ISSN 0214-2575). Aceptada, pendiente publicación.

2013. Berna, D y Cabezas Gonzalez, A. (2013) Building Process of “The Feminine” as a Gender Base Violence Artefact en Amodeo and Valerio. Sesso, genere e cultura. Naples:  ED. Liguori,pp 25-53

2013. Berna, D. Vicky story. Adolescence and Transexuality among the Spanish gypsis. En  Moreno, O. & Puche. (coord), Transsexuality, adolescence and education. Multidisciplinary views. Madrid: Egales. ISBN: 978-84-15574-98-9     

2013. Cartographies from the Margins. G Gypsies in the Spanish state”. . En Platero, R (ed.),  “Intersections: bodies and sexualities at the crossroads”. Barcelona: Bellaterra. ISBN: 978a84a7290a603a7.

2012. Berna, D,  Herrero, Eva; Platero, Raquel (Lucas) y (2012). De Queers, Trans and Lesbians in CIEs. Conversations regarding the treatment of LGBT persons in Foreigners' Detention Centers. En Platero, R (ed.),  ““Intersections: bodies and sexualities at the crossroads”.  Barcelona: Bellaterra. ISBN: 978a84a7290a603a7.

2012. A coup d'etat and two bus tickets. Gypsy women, sex and love in Franco's dictatorship. In Women Under Suspicion (Memory and sexuality)R. Osborne. Ed. Fundamentos. Pag, 89-104. ISBN 978-84-245.

2013. Cabezas, A., & Berná, D.(2013). Bodies, spaces and violence. The construction of "the feminine" in biopolitical regimes. Política y Sociedad, 50(3), 771-802. ISBN: 978-987-574-392-2

2013. Berna, D. (2013). Gypsy Somatographies. Gypsies and biopolitics. In Actas del Congreso Internacional América Latina: La autonomía de una región (pp. 846-850). ISBN-e: 978-84-92755-88-2

2013. Berná, D., & Prieto Serrano, D. (2013). Gender and Sexuality in the Margins: between the subjection of identity and the search for spaces of possibility. Rev. ENCRUCIJADAS. Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales, nº5, pp. 31-43. ISSN-e: 2174-6753

2012. Berná,D, Cascone M, Platero, R, 2012 What can bring a queer look to education? A state of the art on the studies on LGTBfobia and education in the Spanish State. The Scientific Journal of Humanistic Studies 6 (4)March 2012.

2011. Berna, D. (2011). Giraffes, hummingbirds and other aberrations. Notes about "Other" Queer methodologies in the Social Sciences. En Rev. La Página 91. Año XXIII, nº 3, 2011.(79-96).

2011. Berna, D. (2011).Gender. Diversity and Gypsiness.  The Scientific Journal of Humanistic Studies. February 2011 nº 4. Romania. ISBN 2066-8880.

2010. Berna, D. (2010). Gypsies, Sexual Diversity and Adolescence. Rev. Estudios de Juventud.  Nº 89. ISSN: 0211-4364. NIPO: 802-11-005-3.Ministerio de Igualdad.

2009. Homosexuality and Gypsies. Rev. Mundo Joven. Nº 33. Oct 2009. ISBN 1889-3635

2009. Immigration and homosexuality in Europe. Mundoétnia. 10 de Febrero.

2008. It's time to return. Uncertainty and desire marks the return of the Romanians.  Mundoétnia. de Diciembre.

2004. Berna y Herrero. (2013). The Maká. Between Tradition and Modernity after Urban Migration. Suplemento Antropológico. Vol. XXXIX, nº. 2. Asunción. Paraguay. ISSN0378-9896.

2003. Berna y Herrero. (2003) The Ansaldo Park Ghetto. Actas del Congreso Internacional de Estudiantes de Antropología XII edición. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid. ISBN 84-451-1944-3

Awared  from  Juan Gil-albert Cultural Institute. Alicante Governement with the work Historical reconstruction of Gypsies in Alicante, and Awared with  National Anthropology Prize  of the Paraguayan Republic: “Branislaba Susnik”. For the research project The Maká. Ethnical redefinition analysis in urban migration. Space resignification and strategies of economy subsistence.