Diversity has become widely acknowledged as a challenge in research policy. However, approaches to ethnic and racial diversity vary widely. In some contexts, the controversial character of ethnic and racial labels leads to their avoidance in policy contexts. For example, the European Commission emphasizes gender diversity but largely avoids to even mention other forms of diversity.
Your thesis will address the benefits and dangers of explicitly addressing ethnic and racial diversity in European research contexts. The research will be based on interviews with European researchers and policy makers from select countries that match your interests (e.g. Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Sweden).