Marta Miklikowska: Prejudice and intergroup contact

In this episode, we talked to Marta Miklikowska who is an associate professor of Psychology at Umeå University (Sweden). Our main topics are prejudice, intergroup contact, and how activism and progressive policies can improve the representation of women in academia. 

PAST (00:01:35): Marta tells us about her own experiences with migration, prejudice, and the imposter syndrome in a male-dominated profession. She also elaborates the current situation of woman in academic leadership positions and gives some advice for young researchers on how to navigate the early years in an academic career.

PRESENT (00:15:45): We discuss the article by Dixon et al. (2012) on new directions in research on prejudice and intergroup contact and how we can formulate research questions that bring us closer to creating more just, equal societies.

FUTURE (00:30:00): Marta talks about the positive effects of female faculty, about tackling gender inequalities through progressive policies, and about the power of activism and collective action.

Full references of this episode’s article:

Dixon, J., Levine, M., Reicher, S., & Durrheim, K. (2012). Beyond prejudice: Are negative evaluations the problem and is getting us to like one another more the solution?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(6), 411-425. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11002214