Race, racism and discrimination

The SC Race, racism and discrimination (RACED) will be a forum for researchers to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with an ambition to more adequately conceptualize and empirically study racial inequalities and racial exclusion, and to epistemologically and institutionally contribute to racial equity and justice. Starting from the assumption that racial inequalities are globalized and can be found in all societies in the world, the SC RACED aims at scientifically address race, racism and discrimination in migration studies as follows:

  1. in a multi-temporal perspective to catch the past still living in specific distinctive racial frames, mechanisms, dynamics and events of our time;

  2. by acknowledging that social relations and practices based on racial distinctions are embedded in a system that even unwittingly reproduce the racial frame and renew mechanisms of racialization;

  3. by considering different forms of racism (systemic, structural, institutional, collective and individual, intentional and unintentional, manifest and subtle), racial frames and mechanisms at different social scales (micro-meso-macro level), with the ambition to investigate and understand the role race, racism and discrimination play in social dynamics;

  4. by acknowledging that the constitution of whiteness connected to the white privilege contributed to the conception of the very category of ‘migrants’ as a racialized category, intertangled so far with that of race. In this sense, we see the urgence of an epistemological work on the categories used in migration studies and their meanings.

Names of Chairs

Patrick Simon

INED, France


Sayaka Osanami Törngren

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Sweden

Names of Coordinators

Valentina Di Stasio

Utrecht University, Netherlands


Guia Gilardoni

Catholic University, Italy

Marcel Maussen

Doris Niragire

Sayaka Osanami Törngren

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Sweden

Nina Sahraoui

Arvi Sepp

Patrick Simon

INED, France




Call for panels and papers

During the annual IMISCOE conference in Lisbon (2024) the newly formed Standing Committee Race, Racism and Discrimination (RACED) wants to support research presentations and panel sessions that are relevant for its agenda and its goal to centralize and...