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Tina Goldschmidt


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Works at Department of Sociology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 B, plan 9
Room B 874
Postal address Sociologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate and Research Fellow at Stockholm University's Department of Sociology. At SU, I am working in the survey project "Xenophobia and Immigration-Negative Attitudes: A Multilevel and Relational Approach," which is funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE; PI: Jens Rydgren).

I am also a Postdoctoral Researcher within the FORTE-funded research program "The Evolution of Prejudice" (PI: Mikael Hjerm) at the Department of Sociology at Umeå University. To learn more about this project, visit my personal webpage at Umeå University.

Currently, I am working off-site, in Germany. There, I am a visiting researcher at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen and affiliated with the Chair of Empirical Political Science. 

Prior to pursuing my Ph.D. at Stockholm University, I received an M.Sc. (Sociology) from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. (Integrated Social Sciences) from Jacobs University Bremen.


My research is mainly concerned with the relationship between international migration and popular support for the welfare state across Europe.

I investigate how mere exposure to the presence of, actual contact with, and attitudes toward immigrants may shape majority support for redistribution. Relatedly, I am also studying how mainstream news stories and political parties frame issues of welfare deservingness, especially in the context of large-scale immigration.

In my empirical studies, I draw on different methods and data sources, ranging from multivariate analyses of (register-linked) surveys to the computer assisted content analysis of large news corpora.


Goldschmidt, T. (2017). Immigration, Social Cohesion, and the Welfare State: Studies on Ethnic Diversity in Germany and Sweden. Stockholm: Stockholm University. Comprehensive summary available from DiVA.


Goldschmidt, T. (2015). Anti-immigrant sentiment and majority support for three types of welfare: The case of Germany. European Societies 17(5): 620-652. doi:10.1080/14616696.2015.1088959

(A pre-print version of this article is available here)

Goldschmidt, T. (2017). Book Review: Emmanuel Todd, Who Is Charlie? Xenophobia and the New Middle Class. International Sociology 32(2): 240–43. doi:10.1177/0268580916687469

Working Papers

Goldschmidt, T. & Rydgren, J. (2017). Social Distance, Immigrant Integration, and Welfare Chauvinism in Sweden. SU Department of Sociology Working Paper Series. WPS22

Goldschmidt, T., Hällsten, M. & Rydgren, J. (2017). Are They Hunkering Down? Revisiting the Relationship between Exposure to Ethnic Diversity, Intergroup Contact, and Group Trust. SU Department of Sociology Working Paper Series. WPS30

Last updated: October 10, 2018

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