Magdalena Bobowik

As a social psychologist, she have dedicated her research career to studying intergroup processes among majority and minority groups in multicultural societies, as well as victims and perpetrators in post-conflict societies.

She completed  PhD in social psychology with honors at the University of the Basque Country in 2013 (Cum Laude; Extraordinary Dissertation Award by the university; Young Researchers Award by the Spanish Society of Social Psychology).

She has been collaborating with the NGO SOS Racism as a volunteer since 2012, and more recently as a member of the SOS-UPV platform, i.e., a university subsection of the NGO.

Her academic work in the field on intercultural relations is dedicated to the study of minorities’ perceptions of discrimination, coping, and wellbeing, and majority groups’ responses to minority groups. For instance, she examined how immigrants respond to discrimination to protect their wellbeing. Among possible coping responses she studied diverse identity management strategies, such as individual mobility, social competition, intergroup and intrapersonal comparisons, or attributions to prejudice, but also ingroup identification or host national disidentification. She also developed research on antecedents and mechanisms explaining majority responses toward minority groups, e.g. migrants or refugees.

She has published 25 JCR scientific papers and 9 peer-reviewed book chapters in international prestigious editorials, mostly in the field of intergroup relations. She is an associate editor for International Journal of Intercultural Relations. She has co-edited a special issue on colonial past and intercultural relations in IJIR. In sum, her research aims to contribute to enhancing more favorable intergroup relations between minority and majority groups, or the victims and the perpetrators in plural or post-conflict societies.