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Rachel New

M. A.

Research Coordinator for OxCSIC and Professor Miles Hewstone

Biography

Rachel is Prof Miles Hewstone's P. A. and Research Coordinator for The Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict.

Rachel has an M.A. (Hons) in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Glasgow. She is an enthusiastic ambassador for contact theory and the centre's research.

Please contact Rachel with queries about postgraduate research on intergroup conflict, publications, posters, this website, ethics applications, and the impact of our research on public policy and the "real world". Rachel is also your first point of contact with Miles Hewstone.

Rachel is interested in the antecedents of interethnic relationships and dating, as well as their effect on interethnic attitudes. Do people prioritise race/ethnicity over education or vice versa when selecting a partner? How are UK preferences for Black and Asian daters different from US preferences? How do perceptions of interethnic relationships differ for various combinations of ethnicity within a dyad? Does it make a difference which is the male and which the female (for heterosexual relationships)? Does online dating provide opportunities for intergroup contact, and to what extent are these taken up? Should being in an interethnic relationship be seen as a form of intergroup contact, and if so, how do effects differ from other forms of contact?

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