Margarita del Olmo

Professor and Department Head, Department of Anthropology, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain

Margarita Del Olmo is chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research in Madrid. She has worked on the INTER project, which is a practical guide to implementing intercultural education in European schools. As an anthropologist, Dr. Del Olmo has conducted research and written on a variety of themes including race, ethnicity, identity, intercultural education, the ethnography of communication, cultural diversity, and immigrant communities. Her most recent book is entitled Intercultural Education: Teacher Training Needs from a European Perspective. In 2004 and 2005, Dr. Del Olmo served as a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Department of Anthropology. she organized a project which received the Evens Foundation prize in Belgium in recognition of she and its contribution to European social integration. As an author of several books, book chapters and scholarly articles, she focuses on themes such as intercultural education, the ethnography of communication, cultural diversity and immigrant communities. She obtained her Ph.D. in American ethnology and anthropology from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Dr. Del Olmo is an alumna of Salzburg Seminar Session 372, Race and Ethnicity: Social Change Through Public Awareness in 1999.