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Current Position

I am a senior researcher at the SFM.

My research focuses on reactions to immigration and diversity. This entails various aspects of politicization and attitudes in the area of immigration and ethnic groups. In a project funded by the SNIS and one funded by the SNSF we combine theory from economics, sociology, social psychology, and political science to explain individual attitudes towards foreigners. Moreover, in the context of several projects, including the comparative Taking Sides (SNSF-funded) and European (FP7) project Support and Opposition to Migration we examine how, when, and why potential conflicts over migration become politicized.

Furthermore, I work on political representation, and am involved in many projects of the SFM.

From 2015 to 2018 I was a visiting research fellow at the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand. In early 2015 I was a visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky. In 2012 I was 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).


Portrait Didier Ruedin