Manuel Delgado has a degree in Art History and a PhD in Anthropology (Barcelona University). Since 1986, he has been a staff lecturer in Religious Ethnology in the Department of Social Anthropology at the same university. He is a board member of the Institut Català d’Antropologia and the European Association of Social Anthropology. He has given talks and courses at various universities. His work has centred particularly on the construction of ethnicity and exclusion strategies in urban contexts. He is also interested in cultural representations in the city and new forms of religion in the contemporary world.