The Observatory on Neo-racism is a digital platform open to scholars and citizens interested in the discrimination and unequal social practices around to excluded identities such as aborigines, orientals, Afro-descendants, and migrants. The aims of this initiative are the study of the racism as a global perspective linking transnational processes and local experiences. The promotion of the non-discrimination and inclusion practices by means the common knowledge and reflexion are one of the goals of the observatory. The Observatory fosters the circulation of research and academic events on contemporary racism and related issues. Currently, the observatory is a working project which will be launched in 2019.

Coordinated by Damián Gálvez G., Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany).

The Main objectives of the project are:

  • Monitor the academic content on contemporary racism. The monitoring consists of the register of information published by several online newspaper and academic journals. The bilingual search (Spanish and English) include materials such as data, news, and documents.
  • Publish the results of the research projects of the members. The studies, documents, and reports are designed for systematizing the information allowing the open access to the knowledge on neo-racism.
  • Promote the anti-racism agenda in the global public debate focuses on the exclusion of migrants, orientals, Afro-descendants and indigenous. In the first stage of the project, our emphasis is on Latin America.

Adjunct Researchers

Gonzalo Díaz Letelier. Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities at the Universidad de Santiago (Santiago, Chile)

Natividad Gutiérrez-Chong. Professor and Researcher at the Institute of Social Research, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Federal District, Mexico)

Rodrigo Karmy Bolton. Professor and researcher in the Center for Arab Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities, University of Chile (Santiago, Chile)