Nele Hansen holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (UAB, Spain). She graduated in Communication Science at the University of Erfurt (Germany) and realized a Masters in Latin American Studies (University of Barcelona) as well as a Masters in “Ethnographic research and anthropological theory” (UAB). In her doctoral thesis she analysed youth worlds of young descendants of Ecuadorian and Dominican families in Barcelona. The methodological part and ethical reflections assumed a key element in the research and implied innovative and interactive research techniques, such as mental maps, a guided tour of the neighbourhood or the analysis of personal networks. She is member of the research group JOVIS.com and participates in the ongoing research projects “SLYMS”, “AJOVE” and “TRANSGANG”. She forms part of the CHIEF team in Spain and is accountable for the ethnographic research of WP7 and WP4.