Carles Salazar has a degree in Law and Contemporary History at the University of Barcelona, Master and PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. He is Full Professor of Social Antropology at University of Lleida. He has done fieldwork in Ireland and Catalonia. He has done research on forms of cooperation, religious beliefs, kinship and family structure, history of sexuality, history of anthropology and cultural understanding of biomedicine and genetics. His recent publications include the book Anthropology and Sexual Morality. A Theoretical Investigation (Berghahn Books, 2006), Religió, cultura i cognició. Perspectives des de l'antropologia (2007, monographic issue of Quaderns de l'Institut Català  d'Antropologia), Antropologia de les creences (2009) and the book co-edited with Jeanette Edwards European Kinship in the Age of Biotechnology (2009). He currently directs a research project on forms of religiosity in three European Catholic countries.