Professor Eric Kaufmann, Department of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London
Eric Kaufmann, Principal Investigator, is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth (Profile Books, 2011). In addition, he has authored The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America (Harvard, 2004), The Orange Order (Oxford 2007, 2009), Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland since 1945 – with H. Patterson (Manchester 2007) and edited Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (Routledge 2004) and – with J. Goldstone and M. Toft, Political Demography (Oxford 2012). An editor of the journal Nations & Nationalism, his work focuses on dominant ethnicity, nationalism theory, the sociology of religion and political demography. He has also written numerous journal articles and contributed to many edited books.
Dr Gareth Harris, Department of Politics, Birkbeck College, University of London
Gareth Harris is Co-Investigator on the project. In addition to completing his PhD at Birkbeck on the determinants of support for the British National Party, he has worked at the Young Foundation, Demos and for the Welsh Assembly as a Researcher.
Dr Stephen Jivraj, Research Associate, CCSR, University of Manchester
Stephen Jivraj, a Researcher on this project, is a Quantitative Social Scientist based in the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. His work explores the impact of internal migration on the socioeconomic distribution of the population in neighbourhoods, using administrative records to conduct longitudinal and spatial data analysis. He has also published research using administrative data to measure the immigration and the subsequent dispersal of immigrants, and has worked in policy on neighbourhood regeneration programmes in English cities. From February 2013, Stephen will be working on an ESRC Centre grant on “Understanding changes in ethnic relations: the dynamics of ethnicity, identity and inequality in the UK”. Stephen is a member of the Population, Ethnicity, Religion and Migration (PERM) research group at CCSR.