The Observatory on Neo-racism is a digital platform open to scholars and citizens interested in the discrimination and the unequal social practices concerning excluded identities such as aborigines, Asians, Afro-descendants, and migrants. The aims of this initiative are to study racism from a global perspective, linking transnational processes and local experiences. One of the goals of the observatory is the promotion of non-discriminatory and inclusive practices through common knowledge. The observatory contributes to the dissemination of research and the organization of academic events on contemporary racism and related issues. The observatory will be launched in 2019.

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

The main objectives of the project are:

  • To monitor academic content on contemporary racism. Monitoring consists of registering information published by different newspapers and academic journals. The bilingual search (Spanish and English) includes materials such as data, news, and documents.
  • To publish the results of the member’s research projects. Studies, documents, and reports are designed to systematize the information to open access to the knowledge on neo-racism.
  • To promote the anti-racism agenda in the global public debate with a focus on the exclusion of migrants, Asians, Afro-descendants and indigenous populations. 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)