Research Centers/Reading Groups


Research Group on Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Citizenship (Queen's University at Kingston, Canada): "The RGONEMC's mission is to promote research on nationalism, ethnicity and multicultural citizenship, and to make Queen's a leading center for such research. The group's focus is global in scope, and both theory and policy-oriented. It is particularly concerned with the just management of national, ethnic and multicultural diversity, and with how public policy and political institutions should be designed to facilitate this."

Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité au Québec (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada) [SITE IS IN FRENCH ONLY]: "Le Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité au Québec (CRIDAQ) est un centre de recherche d’une envergure internationale au sein duquel les questions inhérentes à l’aménagement de la diversité sous toutes ses formes constituent la toile de fond sur laquelle il est possible d’inscrire les pratiques sociétales en émergence, étudier les rapports intercommunautaires et cerner les enjeux propres à leur régulation de même qu’approfondir l’interface entre les cultures et le pluralisme social et culturel tout en accentuant la prise en compte de la condition québécoise en contexte de mondialisation. La diversité est la préoccupation centrale du CRIDAQ et son originalité repose dans son analyse de la diversité sous ses multiples aspects, d’où la présence sentie du droit et de la philosophie, de la sociologie, de l’histoire et de la science politique. Le Centre convie juristes, politologues, philosophes, sociologues et historiens à doter le Québec d’un centre de recherche d’une envergure internationale au sein duquel les questions inhérentes à l’aménagement de la diversité sous toutes ses formes constituent la toile de fond sur laquelle il est possible d’inscrire les pratiques sociétales en émergence, étudier les rapports intercommunautaires et cerner les enjeux propres à leur régulation. Les chercheurs du Centre visent également à approfondir l’interface entre les cultures et le pluralisme social et culturel tout en accentuant la prise en compte de la condition québécoise en contexte de mondialisation."

Centre for International Conflict Research (University of Ulster, UK): "Established in 1993, INCORE (International Conflict research) is a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. Combining research, education and comparative analysis, INCORE addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally and promotes conflict resolution management strategies. It aims to influence policymakers and practitioners involved in peace, conflict and reconciliation issues while enhancing the nature of international conflict research."

Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship (University of Bristol, UK): "The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship has been set up in recognition of the importance of ethnicity to the study of contemporary societies and polities, and prospects for social justice and social cohesion. This new interdisciplinary Centre, located in the Department of Sociology, co-ordinates and promotes the study of ethnicity in two broad areas: 1) Ethnicity and state structures, cultural pluralism and its institutionalism, the politics of multiculturalism and other forms of 'difference', including gendered ethnicity and ethno-religious identities, minority rights and human rights, challenges to secularism, the nation-state and other aspects of existing conceptions of citizenship. 2) Ethnicity and socio-economic structures with a special focus on racialised exclusion, inter-generational poverty, labour markets, health, education, ethnic stratification and social mobility, ethnic competition and ethnic networks as a local, national and transnational economic resource."

Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (Stanford University, USA): "Established in November 1996, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University provides many opportunities for teaching and research on topics of race and ethnicity from both domestic and international comparative perspectives. Drawing on the intellectual interests of over one hundred Affiliated Faculty representing fifteen departments and programs and five different schools at the University, CCSRE has infused ethnic studies with a new vitality through its research and teaching divisions."

Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies (University of Toronto, Canada): This program aims to serve as a focal point for the study of ethnic and race relations across a range of disciplines and professional fields at the University of Toronto. The website provides information about relevant resources of the university, and the range of activities sponsored by our program, including: cutting-edge research, conferences, lectures, and other events. The site is updated regularly."

Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises (Université de Montréal, Canada): "The Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises (CEETUM) is an inter-university and multidisciplinary research centre which brings together researchers specialized in the study of ethnic relations in Quebec and Canada."

European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (Utrecht University, Netherlands): "The European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) exists to actively encourage, support and promote comparative research in the fields of international migration and ethnic relations within the European context. The centre is situated within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands."

Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER): A Warwick University-based center providing resources on ethnic relations, courses, publications and events.

Collaborative Research Network: Organized by the American Council for Learned Societies, the "Official and Vernacular Identifications in the Making of the Modern World" website represents the work of research teams in France, Russia, and Thailand/Yunnan, along with an associated team in China, whose work explores the topic of "identifications" from the 17th century forward. The site hopes to expand communication about this important topic and is organized by research team. Each section includes a variety of information about each respective research project and the selection of scholars involved in truly impressive.

Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (CEIFO): Interdisciplinary research group established to cover international migration, ethnicity, nationalism, xenophobia and racism.

The Danish Center Centre for Ethnicity and Migration Research: A Danish government financed organization focused on research on ethnicity, ethnic relations and migration at national and international levels.

Centre for the Study of Nationalism in Europe: Centre based at University College, London and directed by George Schopflin. Focused on researching the evolution of identities and identity politics in Europe.

The Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group (NECRG): "is an interdisciplinary unit, based in Western’s Department of Political Science, which brings together scholars from various departments and faculties of the university who have expertise and research interests in specific aspects of this increasingly important field. Its aim is to promote the study of cultural, historical and territorial dimensions of ethnopolitical conflict, issues of national identity, and processes of conflict management and reconciliation. It sponsors visiting scholars, workshops, international symposia and conferences, with participants from many backgrounds, including government and private organizations."

Tolerance: "Interethnic conflicts, human rights violation, intolerance, nationalism and racism are, together with low eco-environmental awareness, main threats to stability of the present world. Globalisation and growing multiculturalism in nation state societies bring these issues to the attention of many policy makers as well as ordinary people. Teachers may play a very progressive role in the process of combating intolerance and racism and can articulate the bottom-up policies for social change. Teachers organised into an international network can use this space for exchange of information, experience and as well as for lobbying at higher levels of policy making.This web site will provide space to link similar programmes and projects that are run by schools, universities, NGOs, and other organisations. The Site aims to provide information on and links to all projects, initiatives, organisations, and list-servers involved in Education for Tolerance and Human Rights in the Czech Republic, and gradually also in the Central and Easter Europe, as well as the rest of the World."

EDG: Ethnicity and Democratic Governance: "The purpose of the Student Research Network (SRN) is to provide a widely accessible forum for directed reading, discussion, and student interaction related to nationalism, ethnicity, democratic governance, citizenship, multiculturalism, international intervention, immigration, social integration and other issues. To participate in the SRN, you must be registered as a student at a post-secondary institution, and you must agree to the Registration Agreement Terms."