Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism

Projects with funding

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Understanding racism healthcare:

Developing and implementing anti-racist strategies through shared knowledge production and evaluation.

Abstract
The project talks about racism in healthcare with diverse groups of providers and patients and through dialogue and shared learning, creates opportunities for progressive change.
Despite evidence of the experience of racism by health service professionals and users, and of inequalities in health outcome for people of migrant background, there is very little discussion of racism in the Swedish healthcare system. The lack of official data around racialized categories and the emphasis on integration renders racism invisible, while very few cases of racism are reported via the official complaints system. Given the occluded and sensitive nature of racism for both professionals and patients, planned and widespread consultation, participatory methods to include all stakeholders in the provision and uptake of healthcare together with inductive qualitative analysis are needed as part of an implementation framework.
Over four years, the process has 4 phases:
1. consulting participants, sampling and data collection;
2. networking and collaboration;
3. policy suggestions;
4. implementation, all of which involve dialogue conferences and consultation workshops to ensure widely informed discussion.
The process of discussion, analysis of concepts and routines, peer-to-peer education and evaluation will support changed processes in the provision of healthcare to reduce institutional and individual racism. Anti-racist educational materials will be created through shared knowledge production. Applicants: Hannah Bradby, Beth Maina Ahlberg, Suruchi Thapar-Björkert


FORMAS, future research leaders:

 Safe and Sustainable Energy Futures. Assumptions and Actions, Visions and Decisions.  
Main applicant:May-Britt Öhman, co-applicant: Eva-Lotta Thunqvist
Funding: 2.997 million SEK, 2017-2019.

Giving me my perspective. Traces of racial biologists in the Sámi people’s home.

Main applicant: Katarina Pirak Sikku. Co-applicant and initiator: May-Brött Öhman.
Additional co-applicants: Gunilla Larsson, UU and Frances Wyld, University of Adelaid.Funding: 5 040 000 SEK, 2017-2019.


Radicalization and violent extremism:

an analysis of two ambiguous categories in Swedish public debate.

Researcher: Per-Erik Nilsson.
Fundings: The Swedish Research Concil (3 000 000 SEK).


Are some parents discriminated against when choosing schools for their children?

The first experimental study of discrimination in contact with Swedish authorities. Field experiment in ethnic discrimination in contact with authorities.

Researchers: Per Adman and Jonas Larsson Taghizadeh
Abstract
The aim with our project is to investigate the occurrence of discrimination based on ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status among Swedish public officials. Our study has an innovative research design. All 4600 Swedish elementary schools will be contacted via emails from fictional aliases. With a correspondence test design it will be studied whether parents with Arabic-sounding names receive information of the same quality as parents with Swedish-sounding names when it comes to questions these fictitious aliases ask about how the process works when choosing schools. It will also be studied whether women receive information of the same quality as men and whether letters containing linguistic errors receive answers of the same quality as letters without such errors; the latter intended to capture discrimination based on socioeconomic status. Experimental studies are very rare in previous research, why valid evidence is lacking on the extent of discrimination among public officials, and our experiment would be the first undertaken in Scandinavia. In addition, there is a lack of knowledge on the causes of discrimination, which here will be studied with the help of a follow-up Implicit Association Test (IAT) and a questionnaire capturing explicit attitudes, directed to the public officials. To our knowledge, the study is the first worldwide combining these tests to study the causes of discrimination among public officials in a field setting.


Hey, man, look at you! Scientific illustrations of the human race from 1800 until today.

Applicant: Ulrika Kjellman
Funding: The Swedish Research Concil, 2 million SEK over three years.


Angry white men?

A study of violent racism, correlations between organized and unorganized hate crime and the affective dimensions of ultranationalism.
Fundings: The Swedish Research Concil, (ca 4 000 000 SEK).
Resarcher: Mattias Gardell (CEMFOR, UU), Heléne Lööw (historia, UU), Simon Lindgren och Samuel Merrill (DIGSUM/UmU) 


Methodological Laboratories

towards tenable methods to measure discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity and religion
Fundings: The Swedish Research Concil, (ca 5 000 000 SEK).
Researcher: Edda Manga (MKC), Mattias Gardell, (CEMFOR, UU), Alireza Behtoui (sociologi, SU), René Leon Rosales (MKC)


After Deportation (2017-2019)

Projektdeltagare: Shahram Khosravi, Stockholms universitet


Waiting (2017-2019)

Projektdeltagare:
Shahram Khosravi, Stockholms universitet