The immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, effects and future engagement strategies. 2013-2017.

Carmen Castilla Vásquez


Carmen Castilla received her PhD. in Social Anthropology from the University of Seville and is a professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Granada. Since 2012 she is the Coordinator of the degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Granada (Spain). Her research focuses on popular religiosity, new religious movements, and immigration. She is part of the University of Granada working group “Antropología y Filosofía” (Anthropology and Philosophy) and has spent time researching and teaching at the University of Florence and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her tasks on MigRom are mainly focused on the subject of religion. As a specialist in religions her work has focused on field work with the Orthodox and Pentecostal groups trying to prove the importance of religious beliefs and practices as a factor of integration of Roma immigrants.

Recent publications:

CASTILLA VÁSQUEZ, C. 2014. ‘Religious Pluralism, Conflict and Social Transformation in Today´s Spain.’ In: J. Martín Ramírez, C. Morrison & A.J. Kendall (eds). Conflict, Violence, Terrorism, and their Prevention. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

CASTILLA VÁSQUEZ, C. 2011. El diálogo interreligioso: iniciativas para la gestión de la diversidad religiosa. Granada: Comares.

CASTILLA VÁSQUEZ, C. 2006. ‘La religione di integrazione sociale come fattore Contesti nei di inmigrazione: il case dell’Andalusia (Spagna).’ In: A. Nesti (ed.). Multiculturalism and religious pluralism and realtà fra illusion: a é altro mondo possibile? Firenze University Press: 283-294.