My research interests include stratification and social inequality, immigrants' economic disadvantage and integration, public policy, and intergroup processes. My main line of research is concerned with immigrants' disadvantage and integration. In this research, which combines insights from sociology and labor economics, I study how individual and contextual factors influence ethnic inequalities at the labor market. I use large-scale survey datasets (such as the European Union Labour Force Survey) merged with contextual data from different European countries and apply advanced quantitative methods. Some of my recent projects examine the influence of gender-egalitarian climate and policies supporting the employment of women on gender and ethnic inequalities in Europe. I also study the impact of integration policies (both at the national and local level) on economic outcomes of immigrants in Europe.
My second line of research is concerned with intergroup attitudes and relations and factors important for predicting them, in particular, group identification and intergroup contact. In this research, I integrate theories and specific insights from sociology, social psychology, and political sciences. Among other things, I study the relationships between intergroup contact and prejudice and group identification and (support for) intergroup violence.
Agnieszka Kanas, P Scheepers & C Sterkens (2017) - Positive and Negative Contact and Attitudes towards the Religious Out-group: Testing the Contact Hypothesis in Conflict and Non-conflict Regions of Indonesia and the Philippines - Social Science Research - doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.09.019
Agnieszka Kanas & B Martinovic (2017) - Political Action in Conflict and Non-conflict Regions in Indonesia: The Role of Religious and National Identifications - Political Psychology - doi: 10.1111/pops.12345
Agnieszka Kanas, P Scheepers & C Sterkens (2016) - Religious Identification and Interreligious Contact in Indonesia and the Philippines: The Mediating Roles of Perceived Group Threat and Social Dominance Orientation and the Moderating Role of Context - European Journal of Social Psychology - doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2212
Agnieszka Kanas, P Scheepers & C Sterkens (2015) - Interreligious Contact, Perceived Group Threat, and Perceived Discrimination: Predicting Negative Attitudes among Religious Minorities and Majorities in Indonesia - Social Psychology Quarterly - doi: 10.1177/0190272514564790
Agnieszka Kanas & F van Tubergen (2014) - The Conditional Returns to Origin-Country Human Capital among Turkish and Moroccan Immigrants in Belgium - Social Science Research - doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.03.005
Agnieszka Kanas, F van Tubergen, T van der Lippe & B Chiswick (2012) - Social Contacts and the Economic Performance of Immigrants: A Panel Study of Immigrants in Germany - International Migration Review - doi: 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2012.00901.x
Agnieszka Kanas, F van Tubergen & T van der Lippe (2011) - The Role of Social Contacts in the Employment Status of Immigrants: A Panel Study of Immigrants in Germany - International Sociology - doi: 10.1177/0268580910380977
Agnieszka Kanas & F van Tubergen (2009) - The Impact of Origin and Host Country Schooling on the Economic Performance of Immigrants - Social Forces (Online)
Agnieszka Kanas, F van Tubergen & T van der Lippe (2009) - Immigrant Self-Employment: Testing Hypotheses about the Role of Origin and Destination Capital - Work and Occupations - doi: 10.1177/0730888409340128
Agnieszka Kanas, P Scheepers & C Sterkens (2015) - Interreligious Contact and Out-group Trust: Findings from Conflict and Non-conflict Regions in Indonesia and the Philippines - LIT Verlag
MS Abanes, Agnieszka Kanas & P Scheepers (2015) - Latent Conflict between Ethno-religious Groups in the Philippines - LIT Verlag