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Dr Alita Nandi Senior Research Fellow & Associate Director for Understanding Society, University of Essex

Anandi
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Research Interests

I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER). I conduct empirical research primarily in the areas of ethnicity and gender, specifically investigating differences in subjective wellbeing (e.g., life satisfaction, mental health) as well as economic wellbeing (e.g., income, wages). My other research activities are (i) in the formation, measurement and impact of identity on life outcomes, (ii) causes and consequences of harassment and discrimination, (iii) in measurement of institutional characteristics in developing countries and exploring their effects.

I am the Associate Director (Outreach) for Understanding Society and have contributed to its questionnaire design, particularly to the measurement of ethnic identity and identity across other dimensions and data management activities including partnership history datasets.

Research projects:

Understanding Society

What Works Wellbeing: Work, Learning and Wellbeing

The prevalence and persistence of ethnic and racial harassment and its impact on health: A longitudinal analysis

Poverty across ethnic groups through recession and austerity

Partnership dissolution and formation: how do they affect income, employment and well-being?

Misoc Project: Identity, behaviour and wellbeing

Teaching

Books


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    Publications

    Displaying publications 1 - 15 of 17 in total

    1. The EU referendum and experiences and fear of ethnic and racial harassment: variation across individuals and communities in England

      Alita Nandi and Renee Reichl Luthra

      1. Politics
      2. Area Effects
      3. Crime And Justice
      4. Psychology
      5. Geography
      6. Elections. Electoral Behaviour
      7. Demography
      8. Migration
      9. Poverty
      10. Ethnic Groups
      11. Well Being
      12. Life Course Analysis
      13. Social Attitudes
      14. Sociology
      15. Social Stratification
      16. Social Behaviour
      17. Social Psychology
      18. Race Relations
    2. Religiosity and mental wellbeing among members of majority and minority religions: findings from Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study

      Ozan Aksoy, David Bann, Meg E. Fluharty, et al.

      1. Social Groups
      2. Religion
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
      5. Social Behaviour
    3. Understanding Society at 10 years

      Lucinda Platt, Gundi Knies, Renee Reichl Luthra, et al.

      1. Social Groups
      2. Area Effects
      3. Geography
      4. Interdisciplinarity: Social Sciences
      5. Survey Methodology
      6. Research
      7. Health
      8. Life Course Analysis
      9. Surveys
      10. Sociology
      11. Biology
      12. Genetics
      13. Covid 19
    4. Ethnic diversity in the UK: new opportunities and changing constraints

      Lucinda Platt and Alita Nandi

      1. Social Sciences
      2. Migration
      3. Research
      4. Ethnic Groups
      5. Surveys
    5. Unravelling the ‘immigrant health paradox’: ethnic maintenance, discrimination, and health behaviours of the foreign born and their children in England

      Renee Reichl Luthra, Alita Nandi, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Drug/Alcohol Abuse
      2. Social Groups
      3. Social Networks
      4. Migration
      5. Ethnic Groups
      6. Health
      7. Social Behaviour
      8. Race Relations
    6. The relationship between political and ethnic identity among UK ethnic minority and majority populations

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Politics
      2. Psychology
      3. Migration
      4. Ethnic Groups
    7. When does hate hurt the most? Generational differences in the association between ethnic and racial harassment, ethnic attachment, and mental health

      Alita Nandi, Renee Reichl Luthra, and Michaela Benzeval

      1. Social Groups
      2. Area Effects
      3. Social Networks
      4. Psychology
      5. Geography
      6. Demography
      7. Migration
      8. Ethnic Groups
      9. Well Being
      10. Social Psychology
      11. Race Relations
    8. Religiosity and mental wellbeing among members of majority and minority religions: findings from Understanding Society, The UK Household Longitudinal Study

      Ozan Aksoy, David Bann, Meg E. Fluharty, et al.

      1. Social Groups
      2. Religion
      3. Well Being
      4. Health
      5. Social Behaviour
    9. Design and implementation of a high-quality probability sample of immigrants and ethnic minorities: lessons learnt

      Peter Lynn, Alita Nandi, Violetta Parutis, et al.

      1. Migration
      2. Survey Methodology
      3. Ethnic Groups
    10. Are there differences in responses to social identity questions in face-to-face versus telephone interviews? Results of an experiment on a longitudinal survey

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Psychology
      2. Survey Methodology
    11. Life satisfaction, ethnicity and neighbourhoods: is there an effect of neighbourhood ethnic composition on life satisfaction?

      Gundi Knies, Alita Nandi, and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Ethnic Groups
      3. Well Being
    12. Minority report: ethnic minorities in Britain are experiencing contrasting fortunes when we look at pay and poverty

      Paul Fisher and Alita Nandi

      1. Poverty
      2. Income Dynamics
      3. Wages And Earnings
      4. Ethnic Groups
    13. Patterns of minority and majority identification in a multicultural society

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Area Effects
      2. Psychology
      3. Migration
      4. Ethnic Groups
    14. Explaining personality pay gaps in the UK

      Alita Nandi and Cheti Nicoletti

      1. Psychology
      2. Wages And Earnings
    15. Developing ethnic identity questions for Understanding Society

      Alita Nandi and Lucinda Platt

      1. Social Groups
      2. Survey Methodology

    Media

    Displaying media publications 1 - 15 of 57 in total

    1. Britain’s mixed-race population blurs the lines of identity politics

    2. Lies, damned lies and citizenship tests

    3. Why are more men filing for divorce than ever before?

    4. Separation effects: do women and children fare the worst financially after family separation?

    5. After the Pakistan school attack, we need to talk about Islam

    6. Is it time to drop the word 'ethnic' from our vocabulary?

    7. Women & children hit hardest by relationship break-ups

    8. Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups

    9. Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

    10. Women and children hit hardest by relationship break-ups as it is revealed that one in five single mothers fall into poverty after splitting with their partner

    11. Music unites UK faiths

    12. Being British. How do ethnic minorities feel when considering their Britishness?

    13. Non-British people more connected with British society

    14. Asians feel more British than white people

    15. Ethnic groups 'more British'


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