07 / 12 / 2021

#MeetTheTeam - Ainhoa Flecha


We have asked the SoCloseTeam members some questions about the project. What is innovative? Why is SO-CLOSE important?
Watch what Ainhoa Flecha – the WP7 Leader and Project Coordinator told us.

Ainhoa Flecha is PhD in Sociology and Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has experience in leading research in the fields of migrations and ethnic minorities and sociology of education. She is member of GEDIME (Group of Studies on Immigration and Ethnic Minorities) and the consolidated research center CER-Migracions. She is currently Workpackage Leader in two projects of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the EC: SO-CLOSE (2020-2022) and REFUGE-ED (2020-2023), both focused on refugees and migrants. Regarding national research, at present she is the Main Researcher of the project UNIROMA: Roma students in Spanish universities, financed by the Spanish National Plan of R+D. Her research has translated in several publications in indexed journals such as the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Qualitative Inquiry or Sustainability among other. Her professional activity has been complimented with teaching and research stays at Cambridge University (UK), Harvard University (US) and the University of Würzburg (Germany).