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Zafer Ozkan

Postgraduate Researcher


Research interests

My primary research is about the relationship 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 protest 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.

Thesis title

Intergroup contact and solidarity-based collective action



The Ministry of National Education, Turkey

Publications and 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 (EASP), 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.


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