Martin Lundsteen is an independent researcher, currently working on a project studying the tension between urban and national scales of belonging, and an assistant professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In 2015, he obtained his PhD with a thesis on social conflicts and convivencia in Salt, a small Catalan town: Social Conflicts and Convivencia: An Ethnography of the Social Effects of 'The Crisis' in a Small Catalan Town. As a postdoctoral researcher, he has worked in several research projects on Islamophobia in Catalonia and, specifically, in Barcelona. He has been a member of the Grup d’Estudis sobre Reciprocitat (GER) since 2009, the Observatori d’Antropologia del Conflicte Urbà (OACU) since 2013 and Stop Als Fenòmens Islamòfobs (SAFI) since 2014. His research interests include political and economic anthropology, informal economy, urban anthropology, the political management of the poor, Islamophobia and racism, and, lately, nationalism and diversity.