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Forschungsverbund Diskriminierung und Rassismus (FoDiRa)

Project description

The collaborative project FoDiRa systematically investigates central areas in which racist prejudices can arise, reproduce or intensify in everyday life. In particular, research is being conducted on the most relevant areas of life: education, work and housing, and health. In addition, the fields of (social) media, sports and the Internet will be examined. The focus is on the further development and use of innovative quantitative research methods to investigate discrimination and racism. These will be incorporated into the National Discrimination and Racism Monitor (NaDiRa). Six projects are using innovative data, such as process-generated or web-scraped data. Three projects are developing semi-automated text analysis procedures for use in racism research. Four projects use experimental methods, and three projects use geospatial data or regional/local variation for causal research.


Upcoming events


  • 3rd workshop of the research network on March 23, 2023 at MZES in Mannheim.
    Click here for the program and registration.


Recent publications


  • Kleinewiese, Julia. 2022. „Ethnic Discrimination in Neighborhood Ingroup-Outgroup Encounters: Reducing Threat-Perception and Increasing Fairness as Possible Solutions“. Frontiers in Human Dynamics 4 (Dezember): 1038252.
  • Nguyen, H. Long, Dorian Tsolak, Anna Karmann, Stefan Knauff, und Simon Kühne. 2022. „Efficient and Reliable Geocoding of German Twitter Data to Enable Spatial Data Linkage to Official Statistics and Other Data Sources“. Frontiers in Sociology 7 (Juni): 910111.


Participating Network Partners


  • Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM)
  • Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)
  • Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (IKG), Universität Bielefeld
  • Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien (IMIS), Universität Osnabrück
  • Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (InZentIM), Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES)



Research Team


  • Dana Abdel-Fatah (BIM & Charité)
  • Dr. Marion Aichberger (BIM & Charité)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrike Kluge (BIM & Charité)
  • Dr. Christian Hunkler (BIM)
  • Prof. Dr. Aileen Edele (BIM)
  • Prof. Dr. Zerrin Salikutluk (BIM)
  • Prof. Dr. Tina Nobis (BIM)
  • Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker (BIM)
  • Dr. Julia Bredtmann (RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, InZentIM)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Blätte (Universität Duisburg-Essen, InZentIM)
  • Dr. Julia Bredtmann (RWI – Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung & InZentIM)
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Otten (Universität Duisburg-Essen & InZentIM)
  • Prof. Dr. Julia Becker (IMIS)
  • Dr. Stefan Bernhard (IAB)
  • Dr. Sekou Keita (IAB)
  • Dr. Yuliya Kosyakova (IAB)
  • Stefan Röhrer (IAB)
  • Stefan Knauff (IKG)
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Kroh (IKG
  • Prof. Dr. Simon Kühne (IKG)
  • Dorian Tsolak (IKG)
  • Dr. Daniel Auer (MZES)
  • Dr. Chung-hong Chan (MZES)
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter (MZES & DeZIM-I)
  • Dr. Julia Kleinewiese (MZES)
  • Dr. Philipp Müller (MZES)
  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wessler (MZES)


Funding information

Sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

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