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Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell
Umeå University

I am a sociologist and postdoctoral researcher at the department of sociology at Umeå University in Sweden. My research focuses on a broad range of topics including prejudice, trust in political institutions, and more recently the effects of social policies and policing. I am particularly interested in how social change occurs 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 a variety of international peer-reviewed journals including European Sociological Review, Social Science & Medicine, European Societies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Frontiers in Sociology, and Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World.

In addition to my research I teach courses on sociological theory, comparative 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.