Posted on 24/04/2017
Dr Marco Cinnirella, a social psychologist in the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway will participate in a multi-disciplinary public panel discussion in London on the topic of prejudice on Wednesday 3 May.
Organised by the LSE, Dr Cinnirella joins the panel with a philosopher, an activist and a sociologist to discuss whether prejudice is less prevalent today, what shape it takes in the modern world, and whether it can ever truly be eradicated.
As hate crime statistics in the UK demonstrate, and in the wake of Brexit and further acts of terrorism, prejudice remains as topical an issue as ever. Dr Cinnirella comments,
"While we may feel that great leaps and bounds have been made in the journey towards a tolerant multi-cultural society, scratching a little bit below the surface reveals prejudice remains prevalent, perhaps manifesting in more complex ways than before, but still damaging to those whom it targets."
Dr Marco Cinnirella teaches undergraduate and Masters students about the social-psychology of prejudice, exploring both its antecedents and potential interventions aimed at reducing it. In his research he has explored many aspects of prejudice, from his early work focused on national stereotypes and their link to national identity, demonstrating, for example, that such stereotypes shift and change depending on context. In later work he has explored a range of prejudices, including stereotyping of persons with mental illness, gender stereotyping in print advertisements, homophobia and, most recently, he has developed new psychological models for understanding Islamophobic prejudice.
Find out more about this evening event and London venue details here
Find out more about Marco’s work here