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Brief introduction

Assistant Professor, University of Girona, Spain


Ph.D in Sociology, 2007, University of Barcelona

Academic profile

Òscar Prieto-Flores is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Girona (UdG). He obtained his PhD in Sociology in 2007 from the University of Barcelona and was also a Visiting Graduate Student at Princeton University in 2006. Through a Catalan National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship he has worked at Crea-UB  and its Romani Studies Group where he still is a research affiliate. His dissertation focused on Romani identity, social mobility and panethnic identity construction among the Romà. His work demonstrated the different upward mobility processes that exist among Roma with special mention of education and how these processes relate to assimilation and acculturation. At present he is working on the determinants that influence people and make them follow one of the different paths he has identified, on how ethnic networks affect the educational success of Roma and children of immigrant background, and on how different educational systems promote different means of educational inclusion or exclusion. He has published in several journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethnicities or the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and has been reviewer of Ethnography, Ethnic and Racial Studies and Ethnicities.


  • Prieto-Flores, Ò. 2009. "Does the canonical theory of assimilation explain the Roma case: Some evidence from Eastern and Central Europe" in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 32, Num. 8, pp. 1387-1405.
  • Prieto-Flores, Ò. & Sordé-Martí, T. 2011. "The Institutionalization of Panethnicity from the grassroots standpoint in a European context: the case of Gitanos and Roma immigrants in Barcelona"in Ethnicities. 11: 202-217.
  • Sordé-Martí, T; Prieto-Flores,Ò; Munté, A. and Contreras, A. (forthcoming) “Building common alliances and developing shared strategies: between immigrant and native Romaní women” in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.


Romani identity, Stratification and mobility, panethnicity

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