Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Michelle O’Brien Publishes Research on Russian Migration and Ethnic Nationalism

Posted: 5/23/2017 (CSDE Research)

Michelle O’Brien, CSDE Funded Fellow and doctoral student in Sociology at UW, recently published a paper in Migration Studies examining ties between ethnic migration and sociopolitical pressure in Russia. O’Brien argues that push factors from anti-minority nationalist parties have encouraged greater out-migration among ethnic minorities. Her studies suggest that ethnic minorities are not inherently inclined to migrate more than majority groups–they are simply pressured into doing so by political sentiment.

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