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:
reveal structural and cumulative forms of ethnic and racial discrimination in Europe
assess the systemic nature of prejudice across life domains
analyse policy and institutional factors that contribute to structural discrimination
document the experiences and coping strategies
highlight the intersection of race, ethnicity and religion with other dimensions of inequality
Here’s an accessible online post on how genetics (DNA) and ethnic groups relate. Using colours as an analogy, the post and the video do an excellent job in explaining why ethnic differences are socially constructed.
The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC), the Essex Centre for Migration Studies, UEA Migration Network and Sussex Centre for Migration Research invite PhD research students to submit their abstracts for presentation at the 4th annual Cross-Institutional PhD Colloquium on Ethnicity and Migration.
The conference will be in hybrid (online and in-person) format, and students will be eligible for a £150 bursary to offset the cost of attendance.
Please submit a 500-word abstract that states your research question, methods, and results by 4 April 2022.
British citizens from ethnic minority backgrounds have to send, on average, 60% more job applications to get a positive response from employers compared to their white counterparts
What I really like about this short report by the BBC is that the essentials are covered. Yes we see discrimination, but no, it’s not so bad that none of the minority applicants would ever succeed. They also start the piece with an example of someone changing their name on the CV as a strategy to counter expected (or experienced) discrimination — and they highlight that discrimination has not declined despite policy changes, and indeed that discrimination affects native citizens who happen to have a ‘foreign’ name: they pay for an action of their parents or grandparents.
Are employers in Britain discriminating against ethnic minorities?, GEMM project: PDF of report
Zschirnt, Eva, and Didier Ruedin. 2016. ‘Ethnic Discrimination in Hiring Decisions: A Meta-Analysis of Correspondence Tests 1990–2015’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42 (7): 1115–34. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2015.1133279.