Margarita del Olmo Pintado

Email: margarita.delolmo [at] cchs.csic.es
Phone: (+34) 916022525
Office: 1F9
Investigadora Científica de OPIS
Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología
Departamento de Antropología
Group: Políticas de la Memoria, Memorias de la Violencia

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Biography

I am an anthropologist working as a scientist at the Human and Social Sciences of the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). As a member of the INTER Group, I have participated in several projects related to the field of Education (See below). I have also worked in different countries: US, Canada, Argentina, South Africa and Austria. My main field of interest is Racism and Racism prevention, but my whole career as a researcher could fit under the umbrella cultural contact. I have done field work on the following topics:

  • Drop Outs
  • Racism and Education
  • Intercultural Education
  • Multiculturalism
  • Spanish Converts to Islam
  • Migration and Integration
  • Argentinian Exiles to Spain
  • Cultural Identity
  • Canadian reservation System

My last finished fieldwork was carried out between 2005 and 2008 in the “Linking classrooms” of the Community of Madrid (a program to address the needs of immigrant students), within the framework of two projects on integration: Participation Strategies and racism Prevention in Schools y and II.

Since November 2014, I am working on School Dropouts in Madrid.

In the last years I have participated as a member of the following research projects funded by public administrations:

Title INTER: A Practical Guide to implement Intercultural Education
Referece: 106223-CP-1-2002-1-ES-Comenius-C21
Funded by: European Union, Socrates Program
Dates: Octubre 2002- Septiembre 2005
Principal Investigator: Dra. Margarita del Olmo (general coordinator. Dra. Teresa Aguado)
This project was granted the EVENS Prize 2005 (Evens Foundation, Anwerp, Bélgica) because its meaningful contribution to social integration in. http://www.evensfoundation.be/en/2-evensprize_2005.htm

Title: Estrategias de integración social y prevención de racismo en las escuelas
Reference: HUM2006-03511/FILO
Funded by: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, R+D Program
Dates: 1 Octubre 2006-30. Septiembre 2009
Principal Investigator: Margarita del Olmo

Title: Racismo, adolescencia e inmigración. Análisis y propuestas de Educación antirracista
Reference: PR41/06-15046
Funded by: Universidad Complutense/Banco de Santander
Dates: Enero 2006- Diciembre 2007
Principal Investigator: Caridad Hernández Sánchez

Title: INTER. Postgraduate Euro-Latinamerican Programme in Intercultural Education
Reference: ALFA II-0534-A
Funded by: European Union, Alfa Program
Dates: Enero 2007- Octubre 2009
IP: Dra. Margarita del Olmo at CSIC (Dra. Beatriz Malik y Dr. Sergio Téllezgeneral coordinators)

Title: INTER Network. Intercultural Education, Teacher Training and School Practice
Reference: 134367-LLP-2007-ES-COMENIUS-CNW
Funded by: European Union, Comenius Network Program
Dates: 15 Octubre 2007- 14 octubre 2010
PI: Margarita del Olmo at CSIC (Patricia Mata general coordinator)

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