Didier Ruedin


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I am a senior researcher (maître d’enseignement et de recherche; chef de projet) at the SFM and project leader at the NCCR on the move.

I use experiments and quantitative analysis to understand social inequalities and exclusion as a consequence of migration. My research examines discrimination in the labour and housing market, attitudes to foreigners, and political reactions in policies and political debates: how, when, and why potential conflicts become politicized. In this context, I measure party positions on immigration, and examine the political representation and participation of women and ethnic groups in national legislatures. See personal website for publications and further details.

I am involved in many projects of the SFM and coordinate the Swiss-Subsaharan Africa Migration Network (S-SAM).

From 2015 to 2018, I was a visiting research fellow and 2018 to 2021 an affiliated 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).

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