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Ethnic and Racial Studies - Current Influential Papers

Ethnic and Racial Studies aims to be the leading international journal for the analysis of the role of race, racism, ethnicity, migration and forms of ethno-nationalism. These social phenomena are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the modern world, now more than ever. On this page we've collated some of the most influential articles from recent years that are actively shaping the field of research, global policy, and academic conversations about race and ethnicity.

These articles will be free to access via this page only, until 31st December 2020.

News Stories

Research from ERS has been cited in over 240 news stories. The article below was featured in "The darker your skin, the more likely you'll end up in an American jail" news article from Quartz, amongst several other news outlets:

Ellis P. Monk



Research from ERS has been cited in over 50,790 academic articles. Below are three of the most recently cited articles:

Nicholas De Genova

Magdalena Nowicka

Policy Documents

Research from ERS has been cited in over 120 policy documents. The article below was cited in the policy document "Immigration and trust in the EU" by The Publications Office of the European Union and is a great example of the results ERS research can achieve:

Matteo Cavallaro & Massimo Angelo Zanetti

Most Read

In 2019 articles from ERS were read over 627,000 times. Below are two of the most read articles:

Racism, Crisis, Brexit
Satnam Virdee & Brendan McGeever

Trending Research – Altmetric

Research from ERS has been mentioned on social media over 23,200 times. Below are three recent articles with the highest Altmetric Attention Score:

Thandeka K. Chapman & Kalwant Bhopal

Blog Posts

Research from ERS has been cited in over 150 blog posts. Recently author Chantelle Lewis was interviewed in an E-International Relations blog post, citing the below article:

Michaela Benson & Chantelle Lewis


Research from ERS was cited in over 170 Wikipedia articles, including the book review article below:

by Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Austin, TX, University of Texas Press, 2018, 204pp., US $17.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-4773-1839-3
Melissa Brown

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