Virtudes Téllez Delgado is a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Her major research topics include civil participation and politics of belonging and identification. She has developed these two topics in two different lines: Muslim youth and Heritage and Process of Herigitization.
She collaborates with the Network Centre of Social Anthropology (CRIA-Portugal) where she is a research member of the European Research Project Heriligion-A patrimonializaçao da Religiao e a sacralizaçao do património na Europa Contemporanea (EC-HERA-JRP-Uses of the Past – 649307). Moreover, she collaborates as freelance with the Institute of Heritage Sciences (Incipit-CSIC). Currently, she works with them in the project: Heritage and Social Participation: Methodological Proposal and Critical Review (HAR2014-54869-R).
The second research line was the topic of their PhD dissertation. She is part of the research team of the Group of Analysis of Islam in Europe (GRAIS-UCM) and the Group of Studies on Arabic and Muslim Societies (GRESAM-UCLM). She has been working in different projects related to Islam and Muslims in Spain and the rest of Europe, such as Political Participation, Islam and Transnationalism in the Arab-Islamic World and the Migrant Context (CSO2014-52998-C3-1-P).
She is now writing one ethnography on civil identification, participation and feeling of belonging to Altamira Cave while she will be co-author of different articles on the topic. Her main publications are related to the Spanish Muslim Youth. Her most recent publications are Emboding Religiosities and Subjectivities: The Response of Young Spanish Muslims to Violence and Terrorism in the Name of Islam in Mapril et al. (ed.), and Secularisms in a Postsecular Age? Religiosities and Subjectivities in Comparative Perspective (Brill).