Òscar Prieto-Flores is an associate professor of Sociology at the School of Education and Psychology, University of Girona. His work on Romani and immigrant integration has been published in the most relevant scientific journals of ethnic and migration studies. He has been visiting scholar at Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at UMASS Boston, at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (Stanford University) and at the Center for Migration and Development (Princeton University). Since 2007 coordinates, together with Jordi Feu, the Nightingale mentoring program at the University of Girona.
His main areas of research are immigrant integration, life course qualitative analysis, and youth mentoring. During the last seventeen years, he has been working in projects of the EU Research Framework Programme and the Spanish national plan. He is now leading a research project on Undocumented Youth and Coming of Age in Spain focusing on the transition into adulthood of two subgroups that lost their legal status once they became eighteen: former unaccompanied minors and 1.5 immigrant youth.