Nwadei’s research primarily investigates the expression of racial and/or ethnic minority identities in predominantly-White settings (i.e., work, school, church, dating, etc.). In one research stream, he studies the antecedents and consequences of cultural self-expression, or voluntary expressions that may signal membership in a devalued racioethnic minority group is central to a person’s identity. In a second research stream, he studies ostensibly race-neutral organizational norms that sustain inequality by constraining the expression of non-White identities. His existing research is primarily experimental, including field experiments, resume audits, and interventions, but he also leverages observational studies by collecting data from online sources (particularly Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Facebook) and/or field settings.

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Engaging with Identity Politics in Canadian Political Science
This paper, co-authored with Laurier researcher Laura Pin, critiques the deployment of the term “identity politics” in Canadian political science....
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Racism, Complaints & Democratic Accountability: Mapping Barriers and Burdens in Human Rights and Policing Institutions 
This project, with McGill researchers Tari Ajadi and Debra Thompson, aims to address a significant barrier to the inclusion of...
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All Rights Matter”? Assessing the Promise of Human Rights Policy in Combating Racial Profiling in Policing
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