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Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity

Our aims

The aim of CoDE is to transform current understanding of the contemporary patterning of ethnic inequalities.

We bring together sociologists, demographers, historians, geographers, and political scientists, to examine issues like:

  • How class, gender, generation, age and place produce different experiences and visions of ethnicity across the UK;
  • How changes in ethnic identities over time were expressed through the emergence of new or mixed identities, as well as the shifting significance of language and religion as a marker of ethnicity;
  • The significance of the context of emigration and arrival in shaping ethnic identities and the long-term trajectories of migrants in British society;
  • How major social changes in Britain’s economic and political structures have impacted on the ethnic inequalities experienced in employment and politics today.

We are committed to making the evidence we produce, and the data we use to generate that evidence, accessible to all.

Whether you are from the policy or research communities, or the general public, we hope that our findings will enhance your capacity to engage with these issues.

Introducing CoDE's research

CoDE's Deputy Director Professor Satnam Virdee introduces the project and discusses the aims of CoDE's research: