How does educational success is developed among ethnic minorities, such as the Roma, and children of immigrant background?

Òscar Prieto-Flores is an assistant professor at the University of Girona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Barcelona in 2007 and was Visiting Scholar in 2006 of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University and in 2012 of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. 

He is currently studying what paths lead students of ethnic and immigrant background in Europe on a college track. At the same time, he coordinates with his friend and colleague, Jordi Feu, the Nightingale project at the University of Girona, a mentoring project with children and youth of immigrant background and collaborating with Roma NGOs and social movements.

Prieto-Flores has served as reviewer for Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities, Sociology of Education, Ethnography and The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy among other scholarly journals. He is also co-editor of the peer-review journals REMIE – Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research and Pedagogia i Treball Social.

He has participated and participates in the following research projects:

–   TRANSROMA. Estrategias de movilidad, retorno y prácticas transnacionales entre población gitana rumana (2012-14). Spanish National Science Plan. Funding: $40.000.

–   INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion in Europe from education. (2006-2011). VIth Framework Programme. European Commission. Funding: $4.000.000.

–   DROM in. Inmigración gitana en España: los retos de la inclusión social y la convivencia (2008-11). Spanish National Science Plan. Funding: $50.000.

–  Avaluació del projecte Nightingale/Rossinyol. projecte de mentoria amb estudiants universitaris adreçat a alumnes d’origen estranger. ARAFI, AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya. (2009). Funding: $20.000.

–   WORKALO. the creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: The Roma case (2001-2004). Vth Framework Programme. European Commission. Funding: $500.000.


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