Antonio Montañés Jimenez is European PhD Candidate at the University Complutense of Madrid and Pre-Doctoral Researcher (FPI Spanish National Programme). He is a member of GRESCO (Grupo de Estudios Socio-Culturales Contemporáneos-Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and has won several honourable mentions based on excellence in scholarship from the Autonomous Community of Madrid Higher Education Council. Likewise, he has held training internships at Spain’s two leading survey and research centres, Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS-Science Research Grant Programme) and Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC-JAE-Programme). He has held an Honorary Research Assistant position within the Department of Sociology at University of Aberdeen and has been appointed to a Visiting Scholarship at National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Currently, he is developing a dissertation thesis about political-religious movements among Spanish gypsies/Roma in the twenty-first century.