Hu Young Jeong receives small grant from Div. 48

This summer, Hu Young Jeong received a small grant from Div. 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence to fund a new research project using Q-Methodology to study the complexity of collective victim beliefs in different groups and societies, including South Korea and Hungary. We will be collaborating with Christopher Cohrs and Zsolt Szabo on this project. Congratulations, Hu Young!

Helin Ünal joins our research group

We are pleased to welcome Helin Ünal, who is starting the Social Psychology doctoral program at Clark and joining our research group this year. Helin has a BA from UMass Amherst and an MA from Queens University Belfast and will be working on diaspora groups’ identity, collective victim beliefs, and conflict attitudes. Welcome, Helin!

Mukadder Okuyan receives DAAD fellowship

Muk received news that she was awarded the prestigious DAAD fellowship for next year, and she will be headed to Germany to continue her dissertation research on perceived discrimination among majority group members. She will be based in Kiel and working with Bernd Simon. Congrats, Muk! For more information see

New article published: Intersectional Consciousness in Collective Victim Beliefs: Perceived Intragroup Differences Among Disadvantaged Groups

This article, based on parts of Rashmi Nair’s dissertation work and now published in Political Psychology, shows the importance of considering intersectional consciousness when examining collective victim beliefs. We examined these questions among Dalits and Muslims in India of various class backgrounds, considering intersecting identities of class, gender, and caste/religion. Link to the read-only version of the article is here:

New review published: Victim and Perpetrator Groups’ Divergent Perspectives on Collective Violence: Implications for Intergroup Relations

This review article, co-authored with Rezarta Bilali (NYU Steinhardt) and now published in Advances in Political Psychology, juxtaposes and outlines the different ways in which members of (former) victim and perpetrator groups construe the same events of collective violence, explaining the often entrenched conflicts over what happened and whether and how the events should be commemorated and redressed. For the abstract see