Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell

Umeå University

I am a sociologist and postdoc researcher at the department of sociology at Umeå University in Sweden. My research focuses on public opinion, institutions, youth, and social change. More specifically, I study how attitudes change over time, both within individuals and across societies, using longitudinal quantitative methods.

I am a part of two research groups: The Evolution of Prejudice and The UmU Barometer. My work has been published in European Sociological Review, Social Science & Medicine, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Frontiers in Sociology, and Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

In addition to my research I teach courses on social policy, quantitative methods (Master’s level), and Open Science for the Social Sciences (PhD level).

New Publications:

Mitchell, Jeffrey and Guilherme Kenji Chihaya. 2022. “Track Level Associations Between Historical Residential Redlining and Contemporary Fatal Encounters with the PoliceSocial Science & Medicine.

Czymara, Christian S., Jeffrey Mitchell. 2022. “All Cops are Trusted? How Context and Time Shape Immigrants’ Trust in the Police in EuropeEthnic and Racial Studies.

Eger, Maureen A., Jeffrey Mitchell, and Mikael Hjerm. 2021. “When I Was Growing Up: The Lasting Impact of Immigrant Presence on Native-Born American Attitudes towards Immigrants and Immigration.European Sociological Review.

Mitchell, Jeffrey. 2021. “Social Trust and Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Europe: A Longitudinal Multi-Level Analysis.” Frontiers in Sociology.

Mitchell, Jeffrey. 2019. “Context and Change: A Longitudinal Analysis of Attitudes about Immigrants in Adolescence.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 5: 237802311985515.

Mitchell, Jeffrey. 2019. “Prejudice in the Classroom: A Longitudinal Analysis of Anti-Immigrant Attitudes.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 42 (9): 1514–33.