ReSearching Diversity

In this episode, we talked to Mehmet Day who is a researcher at the Verwey-Jonker Institute and a Ph.D. student at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Our main topics are combining multiple cultural identities and linking educational research and practice. We learn how Mehmet experienced being the first in his family to pursue a Ph.D. (PAST), about how youth can combine multiple cultural identities (Stuart & Ward, 2011; PRESENT), and how educational research and practice can benefit from one another (FUTURE).

Show Notes

In this episode, we talked to Mehmet Day who is a researcher at the Verwey-Jonker Institute and a Ph.D. student at Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). Our main topics are combining multiple cultural identities and how educational research and practice can benefit from one another.

PAST (00:02:00): Mehmet tells us about his own experiences, about being the first researcher in his family and about struggling to find academic role models.
PRESENT (00:11:54): We discuss the article by Stuart & Ward (2011) about different strategies for balancing and negotiating multiple cultural identities, with the example of Muslim youth in New Zealand and their experiences.
FUTURE (00:26:22): Mehmet talks about the importance of moving beyond the dual identity framework and of doing research that is informed and guided by questions from educational practice.

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What is ReSearching Diversity?

Join a group of six women in social sciences in their aim to increase visibility of inspiring social scientists and of cutting-edge research focusing on ethnic, cultural, and migration-related diversity. Each episode two hosts invite one outstanding scientist to discuss their past (personal path into academia), the present (a research article that has recently inspired them in their work), and the future (recent developments and paradigm shifts in the world of academia and social sciences).
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