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Dr. E. (Eva) Zschirnt

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Eva Zschirnt is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology within the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Amsterdam, and a member of the programme group “Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses (IIL)”. She obtained her PhD at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and was awarded a two-year Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Before joining the University of Amsterdam, she was postdoc at the University of Wuppertal at the Chair of Migration and Family Sociology. Her research interests focus on social inequalities in the context of migration and integration, the position of migrants and members of minority groups in the labour market, and discrimination in the market place.

    Eva holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University in the Netherlands and an MA in Migration and Law with distinction from Queen Mary University of London (UK). From 2014-2018, she was a PhD researcher at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland in the framework of ‘nccr – on the move’, a research centre funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation that brings together researchers in migration studies from numerous Swiss universities. 

  • Publications


    • Lacroix, J., Ruedin, D., & Zschirnt, E. (2023). Discrimination driven by variation in social and economic conservatism: evidence from a nationwide field experiment. European Sociological Review, 39(3), 464–478. [details]


    • Fibbi, R., Ruedin, D., Stünzi, R., & Zschirnt, E. (2021). Hiring discrimination on the basis of skin colour? A correspondence test in Switzerland. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 48(7), 1515-1535.


    • Zschirnt, E. (2019). Equal Outcomes, but Different Treatment - Subtle Discrimination in Email Responses From a Correspondence Test in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 45(2), 143-160.
    • Zschirnt, E. (2019). Evidence of Hiring Discrimination Against the Second Generation: Results from a Correspondence Test in the Swiss Labour Market. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21(2), 563-585.
    • Zschirnt, E. (2019). Research Ethics in Correspondence Testing: An Update. Research Ethics, 15(2), 1-21.



    • Zschirnt, E. (2011). Does migration status trump the best interest of the child? Unaccompanied minors in the EU Asylum System. Journal for Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, 25(1), 34-55.
    • Zschirnt, E. (2011). Is irregular migration a one-generation phenomenon? The case of Germany. Open Citizenship, 3, 53-73.



    • Auer, D., Lacroix, J., Ruedin, D., & Zschirnt, E. (2022). Diskriminierung im Wohnungsmarkt als struktureller Rassismus = Exemple de racisme structurel : discrimination sur le marché du logement = Discriminazione sul mercato degli alloggi: una forma di razzismo strutturale. Tangram : Bulletin der Eidgenössischen Kommission gegen Rassismus, 46, 93-95. [details]

    Prize / grant

    • Zschirnt, E. (2023). Startersbeurs: Discrimination over the Life Course – Laying the Foundation for Social Inequalities.
    • Lancee, B. & Zschirnt, E. (2023). EqualStrength.
    • Lancee, B. & Zschirnt, E. (2022). Horizon Europe Grant: EQUALSTRENGTH: From one closed door to another: Cumulative discrimination and prejudice against marginalised groups in Europe.


    • Zschirnt, E. (2018). Ethnic discrimination in the Swiss labour market - Ethnic hierarchies in correspondence test results. [Thesis, fully external, University of Neuchâtel].



    • Zschirnt, E., & Fibbi, R. (2019). Do Swiss citizens of immigrant origin face hiring discrimination in the labour market? (Nccr on the move working paper; No. 20).


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