Norma Fuentes-Mayorga Assistant Professor of Sociology, Fordham University. She has collaborated in several policy-oriented studies, among these, “The Children of Immigrants in School (CIS) in Europe and the United States” and the “Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Welfare and Immigration Reform Study in New York City and Los Angeles.” Her published work has appeared in two edited volumes, The Integration Imperative (2013); Constructing Borders/ Crossing Boundaries: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration (2007) and in a solo-authored book monograph, Gender, Racialization and the Incorporation to Work among Dominican and Mexican Women in New York City (forthcoming). While in residence at CMD Dr. Fuentes will complete her project on “The Daughters of Immigrants: From Second Sex to Model Minorities,” a comparative study on the educational integration and mobility of Moroccan and Dominican girls in Amsterdam and New York City. The project is supported by Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the National Science Foundation.
Shahamak Rezaei has in 2002 focused his studies on the role of immigrants in the socio-economic development of host societies and on the labour market structures. One of his recent research work was on the "Dual labour market in welfare state perspective: a study on the dilemma between informal economic praxis and immigrants socio-economic integration" with the aim to analyze informal economic activities in a dual labour market within the framework of the Danish welfare state, and had include an analysis of the positive and negative consequences of the dual labour market in relation to welfare and the integration of immigrants in 5 European countries. The study was conducted in Denmark, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden in the period of 2002 - 2005. In 2006 he was appointed as one of ”the most influential person in immigration & integration issues in Denmark in the Magazine EUROMAN (Feb. 2006, p.49).
He was appointed as country expert and conducting his research in connection to two projects initiated by European Commission, firstly "Examination and evaluation of good practices in the promotion of ethnic minority entrepreneurs" in 32 EU-member countries and candidate countries and secondly "Undocumented Worker Transitions: Compiling evidence concerning the boundaries and processes of change in the status of work and undocumented workers in Europe" which will be conducted in 7 EU- member countries. Has in 2009 conducted a survey on “Muslim Youth and Radicalization in Denmark”.