Juan Iglesias

Visiting Research Fellow

Juan Iglesias is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Universidad P. Comillas of Madrid. He has been Director of the Forced Migration and Refugee Chair of Comillas University (Spain) and Director of the journal “Migraciones” (Q1 Scopus). He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). He was awarded a postgraduate course in Development Economics from the Department of International Economics and development of UCM.

His main area of interest is contemporary international migration, social integration of Latin American immigrants, poverty and class and race inequalities. He has been a visiting professor at the Latin American Centre at Oxford University and the School of Social Work at Boston College.

His latest publications are:

Iglesias, J. et al (2022) “To the South, Always to the South”. Factors Shaping Refugee’s Integration in Spain” Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 2/14

Art. Refugee Integration in Spain

Iglesias, J.; Ares, A.; Rodríguez, L. et al. (2021). Lo que esconde el sosiego. Prejuicio Étnico y relaciones de convivencia entre nativos e inmigrante en barrios populares. Madrid, Fundación FOESSA.

(Lo que Esconde el Sosiego).

Iglesias, J., Rúa, A., & Ares, A. (2020). Un arraigo sobre el alambre. La integración social de la población de origen inmigrante en España. Madrid, Fundación FOESSA.

(Un Arraigo sobre el Alambre).

Research at ODID

We have just finished a five-year research national project on social integration of population with immigrant background in Spain. The research project is formed by two different investigations. The first one is based on a national survey about the incorporation process of immigrants into Spanish society. The second investigation analyzed the social situation of immigrants and natives in six working-class Spanish neighborhoods.

The main objective of my stay at ODID would be two:

Firstly, to continue my main line of research on the economic, labor, and social conditions exist in those working-class neighborhoods in Spain focusing on both the autochthonous working-class and the new population with immigrant background recently incorporated in them. My plan is to prepare a manuscript on this issue relying on the data collected as well as a systematic review of state-of-the-art literature.

Secondly, defining a research project to investigate these class, gender, and race inequalities in poor and diverse urban areas with particular attention to the role of ethnic and racial segmentation. This second objective links nicely with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea’s recent book on The Costs of Inequality in Latin America. I look forward to collaborating with him in the project and to benefit from his support and guidance.

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