Job opportunities: Structural racism & discrimination (PhD & Postdoc)

Over at the new EqualStrength project, they are hiring 1 PhD and 1 postdoc.

EqualStrength is a Horizon Europe project funded by the European Union. This research project investigates cumulative and structural forms of discrimination, outgroup prejudice and hate crimes against ethnic, racial and religious minorities.

Objectives of the project:

  1. reveal structural and cumulative forms of ethnic and racial discrimination in Europe
  2. assess the systemic nature of prejudice across life domains
  3. analyse policy and institutional factors that contribute to structural discrimination
  4. document the experiences and coping strategies
  5. highlight the intersection of race, ethnicity and religion with other dimensions of inequality

https://equalstrength.eu/opportunities.html

Structural Racism in Switzerland: A Scoping Review

I’m happy to announce the publication of a research report on structural racism in Switzerland. The empirical core of the study are interviews as well as a scoping review that identified N=304 studies on structural racism in Switzerland (in broad terms).

Importantly, we focused on empirical evidence in Switzerland, because frankly, there is no need to look elsewhere to find structural racism.

The studies were classified by method, life sphere, how they classify the population, and a GRADE-style assessment of risk of bias. Conceptually, we draw on a frame by Osta and Vasquez (2021), which allows us to identify components of structural racism and connections between these components. All methods identify racial inequalities, racialized practices, or racist stereotypes across spheres and groups. In Switzerland, many studies draw on migration and nationality as classification, and most studies provide partial evidence. When considered jointly, however, the existing literature provides a clear picture consistent with structural racism.

The report is available in German and French (Italian will follow shortly), but unusually we also have an English summary/technical appendix to the scoping review available.

Mugglin, Leonie, Denise Efionayi-Mäder, Didier Ruedin, and Gianni D’Amato. 2022. ‘Grundlagenstudie zu strukturellem Rassismus in der Schweiz’. SFM Studies 81. Neuchâtel: Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies.

Mugglin, Leonie, and Didier Ruedin. 2022. ‘Structural Racism in Switzerland: A Scoping Review’. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/vnz6h.

Osta, Kathleen, and Hugh Vasquez. 2021. ‘Implicit Bias and Structural Racialization’. Oakland: National Equity Project. https://www.nationalequityproject.org/frameworks/implicit-bias-structural-racialization.

(Last) Call for Papers: Discrimination as a driver of migration-related inequalities

Deadline closing soon: We have a call for papers open for next year’s IMISCOE conference on “migration and inequalities” (Warsaw, 3-6 July 2023). We propose another set of panels on “discrimination as a driver of migration-related inequalities”.

Deadline: 25 November 2022

Submissions: online form

Full call here:

Video abstract: The relationship between conservatism and ethnic discrimination in the housing market

I created a short video abstract for our paper on the relationship between conservatism and ethnic discrimination in the housing market. We combine a large-scale field experiment with data from referendums and popular initiatives to show that the distinction between economic and social conservatism has real implications.

Lacroix, Julie, Didier Ruedin, and Eva Zschirnt. 2022. “Discrimination Driven by Variation in Local Conservatism: Evidence from a Nationwide Field Experiment.” European Sociological Review. doi: 10.1093/esr/jcac051.