Former PhD Student

Dr Ozkan’s research focuses on the association between intergroup contact and solidarity-based collective action intentions (joining a march, signing a petition etc.). More specifically, during his PhD, he investigated whether intergroup contact motivates advantaged group members to join solidarity protests for disadvantaged groups, such as refugees.

Main supervisor: Dr Kristof Dhont



Conference Presentations

  • Ozkan, Z., Travaglino, G., & Abrams, D. (2016, September). Do We Evaluate Immoral Female Leaders More Harshly?: Testing Transgression Credit. ​Poster session presented at the ESRC Leadership and Diversity Conference, the University of Kent, the UK.
  • Ozkan, Z., Dhont, K., & Abrams, D. (2017, July).  Intergroup Contact and Solidarity-based Collective Action with Immigrants. Poster session presented at the 18th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Granada, Spain.
  • Ozkan, Z., Dhont, K., & Abrams, D. (2017, September). Increasing Solidarity with Immigrants: Longitudinal Effects of Contact on Collective Action Intentions. Poster session presented at the PhD Conference, the University of Kent, the UK.