Irene Sabaté is a researcher in Social Anthropology and a lecturer at the Universitat de Barcelona. In 2009 she obtained her PhD with a dissertation on housing provisioning in East Berlin (Habitar tras el Muro. La cuestión de la vivienda en el este de Berlín, 2012). As a postdoctoral researcher, between 2009 and 2012 she took part in the 7th FP European project MEDEA (Models and their Effects on Development Paths), on industrial work and economic models, and, since 2012, she has been investigating mortgage indebtedness and home repossessions in the Barcelona metropolitan area, with a Post-PhD Research Grant from the Wenner Gren Foundation in 2014. She has been a member of the Grup d’Estudis sobre Reciprocitat (GER) since 2005, and she teaches Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Consumption and Urban Anthropology. Her research interests include political economy, reciprocity, provisioning, work and social reproduction, housing, debt and credit relations, and financialisation.