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Migration scholar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Zenia Hellgren is doctor of sociology, senior researcher and currently Marie Curie Research Fellow at GRITIM-UPF (The interdisciplinary research group on immigration at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain). She has had leading roles in several European research projects, and teaches the course “Diversity, Discrimination and Citizenship” at the Master in migration studies programme at Pompeu Fabra University. At present, her project REPCAT examines diversity management in Catalan public institutions. In her earlier research, she has mainly focused on the situation of immigrants and ethnic minorities in terms of inclusion/exclusion, precarious work, discrimination, and opportunities, for instance within a large European cross-country comparative project on migrant domestic work (, and most recently a project on Roma inclusion in education that she designed and directed and that was funded by the European Commission. She has published her work in numerous edited volumes and academic journals; for a full list of publications see her personal website.


  • –present
    Senior migration researcher, doctor of sociology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


  • 2012 
    Stockholm University, PhD in Sociology