Mariña Fernández-Reino Senior Researcher, The Migration Observatory

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Mariña Fernandez Reino (PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) is Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, where she works at the Migration Observatory. Before moving to Oxford in 2018, Mariña was a postdoctoral researcher at the Horizon 2020 project Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets, where she investigated the labour market discrimination of ethnic and migrant minorities in Spain.

During her career, Mariña has worked on a variety of research topics related to migration and ethnic inequalities, including the discrimination of Latinos and Muslim minorities, public opinion towards migration, educational inequalities in Spain and the UK, relationships in migrant families, selectivity of migration inflows, and the labour market integration of migrant workers. As part of her work at the Migration Observatory, Mariña focuses on the UK’s immigration and integration policy and its effects on different migrant communities.

Latest publications

Fernández-Reino, M, Di Stasio, V. and Veit, S. (2022) Discrimination unveiled: a field experiment on the barriers faced by Muslim women in Germany, the Netherlands and Spain. European Sociological Review (forthcoming)

Fernández-Reino, M. & Sumption, M. (2022) How Secure is Pre-Settled Status for EU Citizens After Brexit? Migration Observatory report, COMPAS, University of Oxford

Cebolla-Boado, H., & Fernández-Reino, M. (2021). Migrant Concentration in Schools and Students’ Performance: Does It Matter When Migrants Speak the Same Language as Nonmigrant Students? American Behavioral Scientist65(9), 1206-1221

Fernández-Reino, M. (2021) Public attitudes to labour migrants in the pandemic: Occupations and nationality. Migration Observatory report, COMPAS, University of Oxford

Fernández-Reino, M., Sumption, M., & Vargas-Silva, C. (2020). From low-skilled to key workers: the implications of emergencies for immigration policy. Oxford Review of Economic Policy36 (Supplement_1), S382-S396

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Tracking Public Attitudes and Preferences for Post-COVID-19 Labour Migration Policies

Jacqui Broadhead, William Allen, Mariña Fernández-Reino, Denis Kierans and Madeleine Sumption | July 2020 - June 2021

Understanding Migrant Destitution in the UK

Jacqui Broadhead, Lucy Leon and Mariña Fernández-Reino | March 2022 – February 2024