Jörg Dollmann is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). He was the former international project coordinator of Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU) and currently organises the German part of the project (CILS4EU-DE), which became a long-term project of the German Science Foundation (DFG). His research interests are social and ethnic inequalities, institutional settings and educational success, and the integration of immigrants and ethnic minorities in a comparative perspective.
Fenella Fleischmann is an Associate Professor at the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations and the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the integration of immigrants and their children, including issues of ethnic inequality, religion, identity and discrimination.
Anthony Heath CBE, FBA is Director of the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, Oxford, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. His main research interests are in social stratification, social integration, and ethnic inequalities and identities. He led the international teams responsible for the studies Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets and Unequal Attainments: Ethnic Educational Inequalities in Ten Western Countries (Proceedings of the British Academy 137 and 196).
Miles Hewstone FBA is Professor of Social Psychology and Fellow of New College, Oxford University. His main research topic is intergroup relations and the reduction of intergroup conflict, especially via intergroup contact. He has published in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychologist and Psychological Science.
Konstanze Jacob is a Research Associate for the international project CILS4EU at MZES. She is also a Research and Teaching Associate of the Chair of General Sociology, University of Mannheim. Her research mainly focuses on migration and integration, intergenerational transmission, religion and religiosity and cultural capital theory.
(p.viii) Eva Jaspers is an Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Utrecht University. Her main research interest is the impact of contact experiences with a specific focus on negative intergroup contact. She has published in journals such as European Sociological Review, Public Opinion Quarterly and Sex Roles.
Jan O. Jonsson is Official Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) and affiliated with the Institute for Futures Studies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and of the European Academy of Sociology (EAS). Among his research interests are social stratification, the welfare and living conditions of children and youth and ethnic integration.
Matthijs Kalmijn (Ph.D., Sociology, UCLA, 1991) is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute in The Hague (NIDI). He was inaugurated to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in April 2007. He received a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (EC) in 2015 for a study on intergenerational reproduction and solidarity. He was involved in the organisation of several large-scale surveys, including the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study, the Netherlands Longitudinal Life Course Study and CILS4EU. He has published recently in Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family, PloS ONE, Social Forces and European Sociological Review.
Frank Kalter is Professor of Sociology at the University of Mannheim and Director of the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) in Berlin. He is a Fellow of EAS and served as its president from 2011 to 2015. He is the Principal Investigator of the CILS4EU study. His major research interests are in migration, the integration of ethnic minorities, social networks and formal modelling.
Irena Kogan is Professor of Comparative Sociology at the University of Mannheim. She is a Fellow of EAS. Her research interests are in the areas of social inequality, migration research and labour market sociology. In particular, her research focuses on structural and cultural aspects of immigrant integration, transition from school to work, as well as the role of human capital and social and cultural resources in these processes. Interest in the role of countries’ institutional characteristics in explaining societal processes drives her research, which is largely internationally comparative. In her studies, Irena Kogan relies on modern methods of quantitative social research and survey data.
Clemens Kroneberg is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne. He is a Fellow of EAS. His research interests include analytical sociology, crime and deviance, immigrant adaptation, social networks and social boundary-making.
(p.ix) Hanno Kruse is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne. His research focuses on the integration of immigrants, urban sociology and social networks.
Carina Mood is Professor of Sociology at SOFI, Stockholm University, and is also affiliated to the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm. Her research interests include economic resources and poverty, intergenerational transmission of advantage and the living conditions of children and youth.
Meenakshi Parameshwaran received her D.Phil. in Sociology from the University of Oxford. Her research interests include ethnic and social class differences in educational outcomes, school composition effects and teacher recruitment and retention. She has held postdoctoral research positions at the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford.
Lindsay Richards is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Social Investigation, Nuffield College, Oxford. Her research focuses on social inequality and social cohesion and their implications for life chances and well-being.
Frida Rudolphi is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at SOFI, Stockholm University. She has published on educational stratification, especially on the processes behind class and ethnic inequality.
Müge Simsek is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Sociology and the Interuniversity Centre of Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at Utrecht University. She is also one of the coordinators of the data collection of CILS4EU in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the religiosity of majority and minority youth, religion and social networks of adolescents and adolescent religious development.
Sanne Smith is a Research Scientist at the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences, and teaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her research interests centre around social networks, ethnicity, health and organisations.
Frank van Tubergen is Professor of Sociology at Utrecht University. His main research interests are immigration and ethnicity, religion and social networks. His work has appeared in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review and Demography. He is a Fellow of EAS.
Ralf Wölfer is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict at the University of Oxford. His main research objective is to examine how social relationships affect human behaviour and vice versa, with a specific focus on aggressive behaviour, including intergroup conflict. He has published in journals such as Psychological Science, Child Development and Aggressive Behavior.