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Our Team

The Centre, housed at Senate House, Bloomsbury, London will officially open in September 2021. Between now and then, we will be recruiting the first generation of early career scientists and scholars.

The Centre will house a core research team of early career researchers who will be incentivised to cross disciplinary boundaries, grow in independence, and attract additional funding. At the same time, the Centre will host visiting internationally-leading scientists and scholars to complement our existing projects or bring new ones. The Centre’s Steering Committee will have a marked intellectual presence that will facilitate its disciplinary expansion and international visibility.

 

Over the next few months we will recruit between 3 and 5 post-doctoral research fellows who will form the first generation of scientists and scholars for the Centre. This team will be assisted by a Lab Manager. An Advisory Board of world-leading scientists and scholars will be actively engaged with the development of the Centre's vision.

The Centre will be directed by Manos Tsakiris.

 

Over the next few weeks we will be posting details here about the recruitment process and selection criteria for the first generation of fellows who will join us.

The Team

The Centre will be directed by Manos Tsakiris and over the next few months we will recruit between 3 and 5 post-doctoral research fellows who will form the first generation of scientists and scholars for the Centre. This team will be assisted by a Lab Manager. An advisory board of world-leading scientists and scholars will be actively engaged with the development of the Centre's vision 

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Manos Tsakiris

Director

          Manos Tsakiris is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London where he leads the Lab of Action & Body and the INtheSELF ERC-funded project. He is also leading the BIAS (Body & Image in Arts & Science) project, funded by the NOMIS Foundation, at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

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Kobi Hackenburg

Lab Manager & Research Assistant

          Kobi completed his MSc in Politics and Communication at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His dissertation presented network models mapping the moral language used by campaigning presidential candidates in recent U.S. elections, and he remains interested in the role played by emotional and moral rhetoric in influencing electoral and political outcomes.

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Katharina Lawall

Fellow in Political Science

Katharina is a quantitative social scientist who works on political behaviour, campaigns and gender. She is currently completing her PhD in Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In an era of polarization, voters often strongly dislike one or more political parties. Katharina studies the consequences of these strong feelings of dislike, or negative partisanship, in multi-party systems. What does really disliking a party do to voters? How do parties try to get rid of their “toxic” reputations – and does it work ?

To answer these questions, Katharina uses survey experiments, field experiments and causal inference methods. Katharina has conducted research in the UK, Canada, Germany and Norway, and has experience working with civil society organisations, political parties and campaigns. Her research has been funded by the Berlin Social Science Center, the Canadian Consortium for Electoral Democracy, the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics at Iowa State University and the LSE US Centre. Previously, Katharina has completed a Master’s degree in European Politics and Society at the University of Oxford (2018, with distinction) and an undergraduate degree at University College London (2016, with distinction).

Key expertise/research interests: Political Behaviour, Political Psychology, Experiments

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Dorottya Lantos

Fellow in Political Psychology/Neuroscience

Dorottya is a social neuroscientist and social psychologist. Her research focuses on the mechanisms underlying intergroup conflict and aggression with the ultimate aim to develop methods for preventing and reducing such conflict and violence. Dorottya received her PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2020 and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at UCL’s Social Research Institute afterwards. 

you can email Dorottya here

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Fellow in (Digital) Humanities

We are looking for someone with a PhD in an area relevant to Humanities or Social Sciences. The Fellow will have the opportunity to develop their own research project as long as it relates to the main research questions of the Centre.

If interested email Manos

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Could it be you ?

Research Assistant

We will be looking for someone with a PhD in Psychology and/or Affective Neuroscience to contribute to the development of funded research projects. 

For more details email Manos