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Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity

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About us

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) is an ESRC funded research centre with an interdisciplinary programme of research providing theoretically informed, empirically grounded and policy relevant research on ethnic inequalities in the UK

CoDE distinctively combines quantitative and qualitative methods in an interdisciplinary framework to examine changing patterns of ethnic inequality over time and in the contemporary context. We bring together expertise from a range of disciplines including sociology, demography, economics, history, geography, political science, cultural studies.

We utilise a variety of research techniques and tools and ensure that the potential economic and social benefits of our research are realised. Our current programme of work is focused in particular on institutional change , recognising that it is at a meso, institutional, level that ethnic inequalities impact directly on the lives of ethnic minorities, but also that it here where powerful interventions can take place. We examine key institutions from two intersecting perspectives – how internal employment practices reproduce or challenge ethnic inequalities and, relatedly, how these institutions construct, influence and regulate perceptions of ethnic difference within UK culture.