Hanne M. Watkins joins Peace Program

We welcome Hannah M. Watkins to the Peace program as a Post Doctoral Fellow in Fall, 2018

Hanne M. Watkins holds a BA (Hons.) in Psychology and Linguistics, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne, in Australia. She also completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Melbourne, in 2016. Her main research interests are moral psychology, intergroup conflict, and philosophical “just war theory,” which is why her thesis was on how people make moral judgments about killing in war.

Topol Summit brings together nonviolence scholars, practitioners and students

For the sixty scholars, practitioners, and students who gathered for the 2017 Topol Summit on Transforming the Research and Practice of Nonviolent Activism, the day was an opportunity to share ideas and inspiration across fields—and to strategize about how to use their individual perspectives and expertise to find new, creative approaches to conflict resolution.

Our Faculty, Students and Graduates in the News

Dr. Bernhard Leidner wins NSF-BSF grant

Dr. Bernhard Leidner

Program faculty Dr. Berni Leidner received a new grant to study how past collective trauma of suffering and perpetrating intergroup violence can facilitate or prevent intergroup violence in the present.Together with Co-PI Dr. Gilad Hirschberger from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, Dr.  Jiyoung Park (UMass), and students Mengyao Li and
Quinnehtukqut McLamore  (both UMass) and Mabelle Kretchner (IDC), Dr. Leidner will test a comprehensive theoretical approach that links collective trauma and future intergroup violence. The project will be funded by the U.S National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for the next three years.

 

Mengyao Li and Hemapreya Selvanathan co-authored article in SPSSI newsletter

Forward: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Graduate students Mengyao Li and Hemapreya Selvanathan co-authored an article in Forward, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) newsletter on how to respond to the Orlando Shooting. The piece was a result of a meeting at the SPSSI conference with other scholars in the field, including Winnifred Louis, a recent speaker here for our program.

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Linda Tropp was a featured panelist at Social Science Research Methods at the Frontier: Affirming Black Lives Matter

Linda Tropp

Social Science Research Methods at the Frontier: Affirming Black Lives Matter Wednesday | March 23 | 12:30-2:00 pm – UMass Campus Center Hadley Room

Three scholars of race and politics reflect critically on the frontiers of research methods in each of their disciplines in light of the fight for racial justice. This event is part of a week long, campus-wide and interdisciplinary engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement, and is co-sponsored by ISSR and the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program.

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