I am working on a collaborative project between different parties, and there is a senior researcher who underestimates constantly what I ever propose or speak, and he tries to illustrate that I am doing nothing new.
Although I have proven for the second time that there is a limitation in the study, he doesn't listen. I have witnessed that he respects and appreciates Asian students more than me.
Of course this just my side of the story, but I know many people from his country do not like women wearing traditional clothes as I do.
I don't know how to solve this problem, but I am not the only case. Many others are being judged by him based on their complexion, appearance, and garments.
I am kind of frustrated, trying to be amicable. Of course, there are other members in the project who appreciate me, but this senior researcher has clout over them.
What I should do in that case?
I know I cannot change some people opinion about people from specific religion or ethnicity, what I can do psychologically to override that, I am trying to do my best as much as I can, but still, I had the same behavior.