Researcher

Moa Bursell

Telephone: +46 8 402 12 19

Moa Bursell

Postdoctoral researcher, Sociology

I am a researcher 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 and within the frames of one of the Institute’s new research themes on racism and sexism.

Three recently published works:

  • 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.

  • Bursell, Moa. 2016. “The Reverse Gender Gap in Ethnic Discrimination: Employer Priors Against Men and Women with Arabic Names”. International Migration Review. 50: 2:385-412. With Mahmood Arai and Lena Nekby.