ReSearching Diversity

In this episode, we talked to Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick who is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) and Professor at the Faculty of Educational Science at Bielefeld University, Germany. Our main topics are Andreas' experience of establishing prejudice research in the German academic system (PAST), social identity theory and intergroup conflict (PRESENT), but also diversity in German scientific institutions and the link between research and society (FUTURE).

Show Notes

In this episode, we talked to Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick who is the Scientific Director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) and Professor at the Faculty of Educational Science at Bielefeld University, Germany. Our main topics are social identity theory and intergroup conflict, but also diversity in German scientific institutions and the link between research and society. 

PAST (00:02:03): Andreas describes his personal academic journey along key, including contributing to the first cross-European survey on prejudice and racism. Here he addresses analytical challenges, challenges of establishing research on sensitive societal issues, and challenges in the German academic system. 

PRESENT (00:28:25): We discuss social identity theory of intergroup behavior by Tajfel & Turner (1986) and how it has changed research on intergroup conflicts. 

FUTURE (00:36:17): Andreas emphasizes that academia and universities, especially in Germany, should open up to diversity. He gives concrete ideas of what this can look like. He concludes by arguing for a stronger link between expertise/research and society as well as thinking beyond one's own scientific discipline.

For more information on the episode, guest, and included references, please visit researchingdiversity.com.
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We want to thank Minor Revisions for the music, Lotte Gottschewski-Kooijman for the logo design, Max Kersten for post production, and zeythehuman for their artwork. Stay tuned and talk soon!     


Full reference of this episode’s articles:

Tajfel, H., & Turner, J. C. (1979). An integrative theory of intergroup conflict. In W. G. Austin, & S. Worchel (Eds.), The social psychology of intergroup relations (pp. 33-37). Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole. 

Tajfel, H., & Turner, J. C. (1986). The Social Identity Theory of Intergroup Behavior. In: S. Worchel & W. G. Austin (Eds.), Psychology of Intergroup Relation (pp. 7-24). Chicago: Hall Publishers.

 

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 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 (research article or book chapter that has recently inspired them), and the FUTURE (recent developments and paradigm shifts in academia and social sciences).

For more information on the episode, guest, and included references, please visit https://www.researchingdiversity.com.
You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

We want to thank Minor Revisions for the music, Lotte Gottschewski-Kooijman for the logo design, Max Kersten for post production, and zeythehuman for their artwork. Stay tuned and talk soon!