Dr. Oriane Sarrasin


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Udo Borchert
Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Department

Research fields

Intergroup relations | Attitudes toward cultural diversity, immigration and immigrants | Gender differences in attitudes and behaviours | Forms of national identification | Measurement invariance of attitudes


since June 2013 Visiting Scientist at the School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK

June 2012 – May 2013 Visiting researcher at the WZB. Fellowship for advanced researchers from the Swiss National Foundation for Science. Project: Gender differences in immigration attitudes

2010 2012 Substitute Senior Lecturer, University of Lausanne, Department of Social Psychology

2011 Researcher, University of Geneva. Project: Transnational Senegalese migration, integration and development

2009 2011 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Lausanne. Project: The social psychology of attitudes toward cultural diversity: A multilevel analysis of Switzerland

2005 2008 Research assistant & PhD student (social psychology and psycholinguistics, University of Bern & University of Fribourg). Project : Gender representation in language Dissertation title: The mental representation of gender when reading in English, French and German: The effects of grammar, stereotypes and attitudes

2005 Degree in work and organizational psychology, University of Neuchâtel

Selected Publications

Sarrasin, O., Green, E., Fasel, N., Christ, O., Staerklé, C., & Clémence, A. (2012). Opposition to anti-racism laws across Swiss municipalities: A multilevel analysis. Manuscript in press at Political Psychology.

Sarrasin, O., Gabriel, U., & Gygax, P. (2012). Sexism and attitudes toward gender-neutral language: The case of English, French and German. Manuscript in press at Swiss Journal of Psychology.

Green, E. G. T., Sarrasin, O., Fasel, N., & Staerklé, C. (2011). Nationalism and patriotism as predictors of immigration attitudes in Switzerland: A municipality-level analysis. Swiss Political Science Review, 17, 369-393.