Research

I use experiments and quantitative analysis to understand reactions to immigration and diversity. My research examines discrimination and attitudes in the area of immigration and ethnic groups. I also work on the politicization of immigration and immigration policies. Additional research treats political representation. Find a full listing of publications, data, and conference presentations separately.

Reactions to Immigration and Diversity
I examine individual attitudes to foreigners and immigrants and related discrimination in different contexts. Part of this research takes place in the context of the NCCR on the move (2018–2022), or is funded by the SNIS (2015–2018) and the SNSF (2011–2013). In related work, I work on various aspects of the politicization of migration, examining how, when, and why potential conflicts over migration become politicized. This entails an examination of party positions on immigration.

irsPolitical Representation
My work on political representation and political participation covers the so-called descriptive representation of women and ethnic groups in national legislatures.

Other Research

S-SAMI coordinate the Swiss-Subsaharan Africa Migration Network (S-SAM): http://www.unine.ch/sfm/home/formation/ssam.html

FORSbase list of research projects I am or was involved in: https://forsbase.unil.ch/project/study-cotextual-link-person/4529/

Team
Eva Van Belle — postdoc (discrimination)
Oriana Polero Cardoso — research assistant (politicization, discrimination)

Former Team Members
Luca Bernasconi — research intern (discrimination, attitudes)
Veronica Preotu — postodc (politicization; attitudes towards immigrants, with Tobias Müller)
Anaïs Zodeougan — research assistant (discrimination)
Margaux Quadroni — research assistant (politicization)
Manon Reith — research assistant (politicization)
Marilyn Ducommun — research assistant (politicization)
Lora Zanasco — research assistant (politicization)
Cheryl Kwok — research assistant (politicization)
Julie Mancini — research assistant (discrimination), research intern (politicization)
Olivia Gasser — research assistant (discrimination)
Claire El Attar — research assistant (discrimination)
Maud Rouvinez — research assistant (discrimination)
Sjoerdje van Heerden — postdoc (attitudes towards immigrants)
Carla Xena — postdoc (attitudes towards immigrants, with Sergi Pardos-Prado)
Brian Murahwa — research assistant (political representation)
Clem Aeppli — research intern (politicization, measurement)
Bukiwe Tambulu — research assistant (politicization)
Sethelile Ntlhakana — research assistant (politicization)
Jane Thato Dewah — research assistant (political representation)
Marco Pecoraro — postdoc (attitudes towards immigrants)
Camilla Alberti — research intern (immigration policies)