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Cristina Rodríguez is currently a Margarita Salas postdoctoral researcher in GRITIM- UPF. Her main research interests deal with religious pluralism, migration, racism, islamophobia, identity, mixedness and gender. Prior to this role, she was a predoctoral researcher (FPI 206) in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Autonomous University of Barcelona), finishing her PhD in 2020. Upon completing her PhD, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the same department for a year, and today she still maintains her affiliation with the INMIX research group where she did her predoctoral research.

She did two research stays abroad. First, during the PhD, she stayed at the University of Edinburgh, supervised by Prof. Nasar Meer, an expert in Islam, gender, and racialization. Second, as a postdoctoral researcher, she was for three months at the KU Leuven (Belgium) in the Centre for Sociological Research, supervised by Prof. Francesco Cerchiaro. She has developed teaching activities at both the University of Edinburgh and at KU Leuven.

As part of transfer activities, she has participated in Focus Groups on the results of European projects, specifically "STAND-UP: Standing against hate in the EU" organized by the EuroArab Foundation for Higher Studies (Granada, Spain). And she has formed part, within the same research project, of the advisory committee for the European Parliament in its fight against hate crimes and speech. Cristina Rodríguez has been also part of the scientific committee of the Research Conference on Religion and Spirituality organized by the research groups ISOR (UAB), CEIC (UPV), and INMIX (UAB) for five years, from 2017 to 2022.

Her scientific contributions include several articles published in journals in high-impact and first-quartile journals.