Why do people frequently identify with and/or organize along ethnic and racial lines? And with what consequences for democratic stability, political order, dignity, and development? These have been the central questions of my research throughout my career, and continue to animate my work. I have recently become a fellow of the Canadian, Institute for Advanced Research group on Boundaries, Membership and Belonging.
New approaches to Studying Ethnic Politics
Andrew Miller (PhD student, MIT) and I are in the early stages of a project investigating inter-ethnic conflict in Nigeria through textual analyses of online discourse. Stay tuned