I am a researcher in sociology and research leader at the Institute for Futures Studies. I am also teaching at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. I received my doctorate at Stockholm University in 2012. In my dissertation, I studied ethnic discrimination in the labor market using experimental and quantitative methods, and individual strategies to combat discrimination using qualitative methods. As a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies, I have studied the strength and stability of ethnic boundaries using experimental methods in the project “Segregation, Micromechanisms and Macrodynamics”.
In my current research, I continue to study implicit prejudice, ethnic inclusion, exclusion and boundary making in the labor market and in welfare services; in my own Projects: "Can we change a discriminatory behavior that we are unaware of?" A study of how to change ethnic implicit bias and its effect on the allocation of social welfare” funded by FORTE, and “Ethnic discrimination in a segmented labor market – when and where does discrimination occur?”, funded by the Swedish Research Council. I am also starting up a project on the consequences of the incorporation of artificial intelligence-tools into recruitment processes concerning the inclusion and exclusion of disadvantaged groups, also funded by the Swedish Research Council.
Bursell, Moa. 2018. “Perceptions of discrimination against Muslims. A study of formal complaints against public institutions in Sweden.” Forthcoming in: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Published online December 28th 2018.
Bursell, Moa 2018. “Social consensus influences ethnic diversity preferences”. Forthcoming in Social Influence. Published online November 7th 2018 DOI: 10.1080/15534510.2018.1540358 With Fredrik Jansson.
Bursell, Moa 2018. “Diversity preferences among employees and ethnoracial workplace segregation” Social Science Research 74: 62-76. With Fredrik Jansson.