Welcome to SCANCOR

The Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research facilitates inquiry in organizational social science among a transnational network of scholars. Its member institutions in Scandinavia and greater Europe support working visits and residencies at Stanford University. SCANCOR also sponsors conferences, workshops, and mentoring opportunities worldwide.

SCANCOR welcomes its Fall Quarter Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars

SCANCOR is pleased to welcome Sergiy Protsiv from Stockholm School of Economics and Mathias Wullum Nielsen from Aarhus University.  Sergiy has been appointed as a SCANCOR Postdoctoral Scholar at the Graduate School of Education. He will  be involved in research on spatial dynamics and topics in regional agglomeration with Prof. Woody Powell.

Mathias has been appointed as a SCANCOR Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of History. He will  be involved in research on issues of gender in science and medicine, and gender stratifications in academic science, together with Prof. Londa Schiebinger.

SCANCOR also welcomes its nine Visting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers for Autumn Quarter 2015. The complete list can be found at the link below.

The Declining Status of White Americans and the Rise of the Tea Party

The SCANCOR Monday seminar series will resume on October 5, 2015. Our first speaker will be Robb Willer, Stanford University.

One controversial account of the rise of the Tea Party asserts that a series of political, economic, and demographic events and trends in late 2008 and early 2009 had the effect of threatening the racial status of white Americans, with resulting racial resentment fueling popular support for the Tea Party. Results of five survey-based experiments conducted on diverse samples of Americans support this "decline of whiteness" account for popular Tea Party support, showing that political, economic, and demographic threats increase Tea Party support among white Americans, that these increases are due to heightened resentment of minorities, and this heightened support is greater where the Tea Party's racialized political positions are highlighted. A final experiment replicates these findings among a sample of white Tea Party supporters. Prospects for a "vertical group theory" of relations among racial and other status groups are discussed.