Race, Ethnicity and Immigration


This cluster focuses on racial and ethnic stratification in the United States, the changing meaning of race and ethnicity over time, racial and ethnic identity and its measurement and content, and the patterns of immigration and immigrant integration in the U.S. and Western Europe.  Courses in this cluster also cover racism and anti-racism and the meaning of “race” and “ethnicity” in different parts of the world.  Many faculty specialize in these areas and offer courses and workshops including Race and Ethnic Relations, Race and Crime, Sociology of Immigration, Mexican Migration Flows, Racism and Anti-Racism in Comparative Perspective, Immigration, Identity and Assimilation, and the International Migration and Incorporation and the Race: Black Youth Culture Workshops.

The department sponsors the Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop.

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The Mobilization of Resentment: Making Sense of Populism, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism in the United States and Europe

September 7, 2017

Scholarly and journalistic accounts of the recent successes of radical-right candidates and parties in Europe and the United States tend to conflate three phenomena: populism, nationalism, and authoritarianism. While all three are relevant features of contemporary politics, they are neither coterminous nor limited to the political right. This lack of analytical clarity has hindered explanations of the causes and consequences of radicalism on both sides of the Atlantic. In a new project that builds on his past empirical research, Bart Bonikowski draws analytical distinctions between populism, nationalism, and authoritarianism, theorizes their elective affinities, and examines their shifting prevalence over the past three decades, both in political discourse and public attitudes.... Read more about The Mobilization of Resentment: Making Sense of Populism, Nationalism, and Authoritarianism in the United States and Europe

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