This piece on identity is by Angel Saavedra Cisneros. Angel is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas-Pan American. His work focuses on political behavior and Latino politics. His main areas of focus are Mexican electoral politics and the origin of Latino political attitudes and behavior in the United States. More recently he has started to explore the usefulness of latent value dimensions in non-white populations in predicting ideology and partisanship in the U.S.
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The Cultural Psychology Research Group at the University of Kansas in collaboration with members of the Liberation Psychology Collective at the University of Costa Rica announce a call for papers on the theme of "Decolonizing Psychological Science" to appear as a special thematic section of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology (JSPP).
This piece on the topic of identity is by Yashpal Jogdand. Yaspal is a PhD student based at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. He is deeply interested in the issues of self-respect and human dignity at the individual as well as group level. His PhD project at St Andrews specifically deals with the phenomenology of humiliation in the Dalit context and an experimental analysis of the conditions under which humiliation might lead to collective action.
Contribution to the topic of identity by Yasemin Acar. Yasemin Acar is a PhD student based at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Her research interests focus on the real world manifestations of intergroup relations and social identity dynamics as seen through political protest and social activism. She focuses especially on the context of Turkey. She is currently based in Istanbul where she is conducting research and teaching social psychology.
In order to stimulate dialogue and create a sense of community among Junior Scholars, the blog is now accepting short (between 800- 1.000 words) submissions on the theme of identity. The deadline for submissions is the 1st January.
Final reminder for the SPSP Political Psychology Pre-Conference 2013