PhD Student

My primary research investigates the association between intergroup contact and solidarity-based collective action intentions (joining a march, signing a petition etc.). More specifically, we are examining whether intergroup contact influences advantaged group members to join solidarity protests for disadvantaged groups, such as immigrants.

As a secondary research interest, I am working on the relationship between provocation and support for normative and non-normative collective action intentions among Muslim individuals.


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.