Kasimir Dederichs

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

“Who partners with whom in a diverse society? Union formation among 50 origin groups in the Netherlands”

Kasmir Dederichs is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Nuffield College and the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. Broadly speaking, his research interest centers around how members of different (ethnic) groups encounter, relate to, and form relationships with each other. His current academic work is guided by the question of which structural and cultural factors shape patterns of social integration in ethnically diverse societies. In his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Who (else) is Involved? How Voluntary Associations Connect and Separate Us?”, he studies the role of civic organizations for social cohesion by analyzing participatory inequalities and patterns of segregation. Before coming to Oxford, he obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Cologne.