The Reflexive Diversity Research Programme: An Introduction
Diversity is both a cause for controversial discussions and an opportunity to reflect on social participation. This book offers a basic introduction to important currents in diversity research by presenting central theoretical determinants of the research perspective. An analysis of the diversity strategy and its implementation at the University of California, Berkeley serves as an empirical-practical example in this regard. In particular, this case study illustrates the intersectional research perspective and the multi-level and multi-method research design of reflexive diversity research. In the sense of reflexive constructivism, the practice of research itself is reflected using the example of the case study.
Andrea D. Bührmann is the founding Director of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where she holds a professorship for the Sociology of Diversity. Her research and teaching interests include diversity and gender studies, sociology of work and economic sociology, methodology and methods of (qualitative) empirical social research, and the sociology of knowledge. Since 2015, she has served as Vice President for Studies and Teaching, Equality and Diversity at the University of Göttingen. She also advises various universities, professional and political bodies on diversity responding.
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