We have a wonderful speaker scheduled for a School Seminar on Friday, December 7. The speaker is Nyla R. Branscombe, who is Professor of Psychology at University of Kansas. She received her B.A. from York University in Toronto in 1980, a M.A.
from the University of Western Ontario in 1982, and her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1986. Professor Branscombe has held visiting appointments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Free University of Amsterdam, and Australian National Univeristy. She has served as Associate Editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, as well as Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
Professor Branscombe has published more than one hundred articles and chapters in professional journals and edited books. In 1999, she was a co-recipient of the Otto Klienberg prize for research on Intercultural and International Relations from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the 1996 and 2001 Society of Personality and Social Psychology Publication Award. She coedited the 2004 volume "Collective Guilt: International Perspectives," published by Cambridge University Press, and the 2007 volume "Commemorating Brown: The social psychology of racism and discrimination," published by the American Psychological Association.
Professor Branscombe's current research focuses primarily on two main issues: the psychology of historically privileged groups, in particular when and why they may feel collective guilt for their advantages and harmful actions toward other social groups, and the psychology of disadvantaged groups, especially how they cope with prejudice and discrimination.
The seminar will begin at 3pm in room 302 of the psychology building. The title and abstract for the seminar are below.
Remembering a Victimized Past: Implications for Current Intergroup
Perceiving one's ingroup as having