The Parliament

During my second day in Barcelona, I was given the opportunity by a contact in government to tour the Catalan parliament. This would give me the opportunity to not only interview a member of parliament (MP) but also witness Catalan politics up close.

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Barcelona

After a near 18hr delay on American Airlines, I arrived in Barcelona at 1am on July 2nd. Without the bus service running, a kind Catalan woman from my flight offered to split a taxi with me. In the taxi, I asked her what she thought of the independence movement. She simply claimed “I support it.” I arrived at my hostel around 3am, excited to learn more after my first interaction with a Catalan separatist.

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Mobilizing Regional Separatist Sentiment: The Case of North and South Catalonia

My name is Lucas Leblanc, I am a rising junior majoring in International Relations. I am very excited to embark on this research experience in political science! My project has, and will continue to, involve interesting research as well as field work which I will be performing in the Catalan regions of both Spain and France.

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