Categoría: Becaria predoctoral (Programa FPU)
Despacho: Sala Adolfo Posada
Tania Suárez-Fernández is graduated in Social Work and holds a M.A in Social Policies and Welfare from the University of Oviedo (Spain). In her master thesis research, she analyzed the influence of religious and health practices on the integration of Muslim immigrants. Currently she is a PhD student in the Sociology Department of the University of Oviedo. In her thesis, titled “Socio-cultural integration of second generation Muslim immigrants in Asturias”, she investigates the influence that primary socialization agents –family, school and peer group- exert on the configuration of values, attitudes and sense of belonging of young second-generation Muslims from Pakistan, Morocco and Senegal. The qualitative study is based on in-depth interviews with second-generation Muslims. The research aim is to assess the main factors that positively or negatively affect the integration of this group.
Furthermore, she has collaborated in the EU-funded research project bEU Citizen as a co-author of the report “Right-wing extremism in Europe: is Spain the odd one out?” which deals with the social and political situation of Spanish right-wing political parties.