Acting Director, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford

Scott Blinder is a political scientist specialising in political psychology and his research focuses on public opinion toward migration and its impacts on elections and policy.

Publications include “The Anti-racism Norm in Western European Immigration Politics: Why We Need to Consider It and How to Measure It” (with Elisabeth Ivarsflaten and Robert Ford, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, November 2010), part of a research project examining political parties’ use of social norms against prejudice to pursue their electoral aims. After earning his PhD at the University of Chicago, Scott taught in the Department of Political and International Relations at the University of Oxford. He has consulted for Oxford Analytica, and provided commentary for the Financial Times, the Telegraph, and BBC Radio.

Experience

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    Acting Director, Migration Observatory, University of Oxford