Dr Nikhil Sengupta is a Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology in the School of Psychology.
Nikhil studies how inequality is produced, maintained and challenged, with a strong focus on the psychology of the victims of inequality (eg members of disadvantaged social groups). In one line of work, he has examined the consequences of inequality for people’s wellbeing and the types of socio-political ideologies people use to make sense of inequality.
In another line of work, Nikhil has investigated how contact between and within social groups affect political attitudes relevant to inequality. He approaches these topics primarily by using advanced statistical techniques to analyse data from nationally representative longitudinal surveys in several countries, including New Zealand, India, the UK and the USA.
For more information on the longitudinal survey in New Zealand with which he works, please visit: http://nzavs.auckland.ac.nz
For more information on the longitudinal survey in India with which he works, please visit: https://www.lok-foundation.org/lok-survey-project/
Grants and awards
|2016||European Research Council.|
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship
|2014||Society for Australasian Social Psychology|
Margaret Foddy Travel Award
|2010||University of Auckland|
Faculty of Science Masters Scholarship
|2009||University of Auckland|
School of Psychology Summer Studentship