Episodes

Our guests are inspiring social scientists who conduct excellent research about ethnic, cultural, and migration-related diversity.

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Season 1

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In our first episode, we talk to Linda Juang about Linda’s own upbringing, parenting, and path into higher education (PAST), an inspiring research article on understanding ethnic socialization processes in ethnically diverse families (PRESENT), and the potential of mentors for underrepresented students in higher education (FUTURE).

Hosts: Miriam Schwarzenthal & Jana Vietze
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In our second episode, we learn from Yudit Namer how she has been combining her different professional roles as therapist, researcher, and teacher (PAST), we discuss an inspiring research article on immigration, discrimination, and health research among Mexicans in the United States (PRESENT), and we talk about relational justice, relational ethics, and de-colonizing practices in research (FUTURE).

Hosts: Tuğçe Aral & Zeynep Demir
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In our third episode, we talk to Tendai Chitewere her fascinating academic journey from studying water resources/hydrology to addressing social and environmental justice in broadly defined environments, including schools (PAST), we discuss an inspiring research article about structures of exclusion and inequality in environmental organizations (PRESENT), and we talk about how communities and schools can create an environment for valuing race and ethnicity through proactive inclusion (FUTURE).

Hosts: Sharleen Pevec & Miriam Schwarzenthal
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In our fourth episode, we talk to Moin Syed about his background in developmental psychology (PAST), how gender identity and master narratives can help understand the way children learn and think about gender (PRESENT), and how we must the Open Science framework can contribute to better and more transparent scientific practice (FUTURE).

Hosts: Miriam Schwarzenthal & Jana Vietze
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In our fifth episode, Marta Miklikowska talks about her own experiences with migration and how women are underrepresented in leadership positions in European universities (PAST), about new directions in prejudice and intergroup contact (PRESENT), and how activism and progressive policies can improve the situation and representation of women in academia (FUTURE).

Hosts: Tuğçe Aral & Jana Vietze
In our sixth episode, Mehmet Day shares how he experienced being the first in his family to pursue a Ph.D. (PAST), about how youth can combine multiple cultural identities (PRESENT), and how educational research and practice can benefit from one another (FUTURE).

Hosts: Sabrina Alhanachi & Jana Vietze

Season 2

[GERMAN EPISODE] In dieser Folge sprechen wir mit Karim Fereidooni über institutionellen Rassismus und den Bedarf an struktureller Rassismuskritik in der deutschen Forschungs- und Bildungslandschaft.

Hosts: Sharleen Pevec & Miriam Schwarzenthal
In this episode, we talk to Josefina Bañales sharing stories of low-income communities of color (PAST), critical consciousness (PRESENT), and how social scientists can learn ‘with’, ‘from’ and ‘from within’ marginalized communities through participatory action research (FUTURE).

Hosts: Sharleen Pevec & Miriam Schwarzenthal
In this episode, we talk to Gülseli Baysu about being a first-generation university student (PAST), the awareness of ethnic/racial discrimination and how it relates to youth well-being (PRESENT), and inequalities regarding Western and non-Western research samples in psychology (FUTURE).

Hosts: Tuğçe Aral & Jana Vietze
In this episode, we talk to Andreas Zick about his experience of establishing prejudice research in German academia (PAST), about social identity theory and intergroup conflict (PRESENT), but also diversity in German scientific institutions and the link between research and society (FUTURE).

Hosts: Zeynep Demir & Tuğçe Aral
Coming up: In this episode, we talk to Tiffany Florvil about Black German culture, racism and intersectionality (PAST), the history of Black women, race and racism in 19th century Europe (PRESENT), and why Germany needs more Black scholars and professors of Color (FUTURE).

Hosts: Tuğçe Aral & Sharleen Pevec
Coming up: In this episode, we talk to Sauro Civitillo.

Hosts: Sabrina Alhanachi & Jana Vietze

Season 3

We’re existed to announce the guests for our upcoming season: Laura Taylor (Lecturer/Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland), Tabea Hässler (Senior research associate, University of Zurich, Switzerland), Lisa Spanierman (Professor at Arizona State University, U.S.), Elisabeth Kaneza (University of Potsdam & DeZIM-Institut, Germany), and more.

Stay tuned and talk soon!