Visiting Students

Adekemi (Kemi) Adesokan

Adekemi (Kemi) was a visiting student in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program in Fall 2007. In collaboration with Dr. Linda Tropp and Dr. Rolf van Dick (University of Frankfurt), she conducted research focusing on intergroup contact among ethnic minority and majority status groups in the USA and Germany. Kemi completed her Masters degree in Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and is now a doctoral student at Oxford University, UK.

Sven Berendes

Sven was a German DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) Graduate exchange student from the Philipps Universität at Marburg, Germany. Sven attended UMass Amherst in Fall 2008, studying Social Psychology with a focus on Peace and Conflict studies. As a student assistant of the Social Psychology department in Marburg, he worked with Linda Tropp on intergroup conflict studies.

Corinna Mertz

Corinna was a visiting student from Fall 2007 to Spring 2008. During her stay she studied reasons for intergroup conflict and violence as well as means, e.g. intergroup contact, to improve intergroup relations. As a member of the Respect Research Group, she is currently working on her Master's degree in Psychology at the University of Hamburg in Germany.

If you are enrolled in another graduate program and wish to be a visiting student in the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program, please send an email to