Diego Carbajo

Diego Carbajo

CEIC Member, Member of the Consolidated Research Group- GAIT

Diego Carbajo Padilla holds a PhD in Sociology and is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). He currently teaches Sociology of Work on the Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources; Sociology of Consumption on the Degree in Marketing; and Science, Technology and Society on the Degree in Sociology.

His PhD dissertation on the residential transitions of young people from the Basque Country won the runner-up prize in the “Basque Social Reality 2014” award granted by the Presidency of the Basque Government. He has been a pre- and post-doctoral researcher for the Basque Government and has carried out several research stays at Cardiff University in the UK and RMIT University in Australia respectively.

His main line of research revolves around the concepts of youth, space, precarity and entrepreneurship. He has published several papers on the squatting movement of the Basque Country (2007), the phenomenon of “youth lonjas” (2012, 2021) and the precarity of the housing transitions of young people (2014). His most recent articles in this line, through the notion of “global grammars of entrepreneurship”, delve into the subjective effects of youth entrepreneurship policies (2019, 2020 and 2023).

His second line of research (intermittent and self-funded) tries to push the limits of Sociology. This has led to more experimental works based on ANT, the STS Studies, multi-species ethnography and the controversial notion of the Anthropocene. In this line, he has published on artistic practices and shepherd-dog competitions (2010), basque “soapbox-cars” competitions (2018) and donkey-assisted therapies (2022).