Scott Blinder

Scott Blinder

Director, Migration Observatory

+44 (0)1865 274673

scott.blinder@compas.ox.ac.uk

Scott Blinder is Director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on public opinion toward migration, multiculturalism, and related political issues.

He has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago. Prior to coming to COMPAS, he spent five years as a member of the sub-faculty of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. His primary line of research examines attitudes of native European majority-group populations toward immigration and multicultural policies. A particular interest is in investigating the extent, strength, and impact of social norms against racial and ethnic prejudice, how politicians can either use or circumvent such norms to pursue their electoral aims and influence public opinion about immigration. He has also conducted research on the politics of race and gender in the US.