About Didier Ruedin

Didier RuedinDidier Ruedin is a researcher (project officer) at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies at the University of Neuchâtel and a Honorary Research Fellow at the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of Witwatersrand.

My research concerns two areas. First, I work on political representation, including the political representation of women and ethnic groups in national legislatures. My 2009 article on the political representation of ethnic groups in a cross-national perspective won the SNIS International Geneva Award 2010.

Second, I work on various aspects of politicization and attitudes in the area of immigration and ethnic groups. I do so in the context of several projects, including the comparative Taking Sides (SNSF-funded) and European (FP7) project Support and Opposition to Migration which examine how, when, and why potential conflicts over migration become politicized. Moreover, in another SNSF-funded project we combine theory from economics and sociology to explain individual attitudes towards foreigners in Switzerland.

In early 2015 I was a visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky. In 2012 I spent a good month as a visiting fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna (funded by the SNSF).

Education: University of Oxford: DPhil Sociology (2009); University of Oxford: MSc Sociology (with Distinction, 2005); Open University: BSc (Hons) Social Sciences (First Class, 2004).

ORCID: 0000-0001-5213-4316, Dataverse: ruedin, R-Forge: ruedin, GitHub: ruedin, SSRN, Twitter, Mail: didier.ruedin@unine.ch