European / International Joint Ph.D. in
Social Representation and Communication

Multi-dimensional Identity and Social Representations

  • VI.1. Gender identity and social representations: genre as a tool of interpretation; social and individual narratives, stereotypes, social norms and categorization; socialization practices and gender differences (including the effects of education, culture change, war and immigration); reproduction of gendered institutions and interactions; sexual stereotypes and androgyny; social psychology of gender across cultures; gender intergroup relations and social representations of gender and power, affirmative actions and gender identity and women’s in traditionally male works; women in science: Matej Bel University – Slovakia; University of Geneva – Switzerland; University of Basque Country – Spain; Masaryk University, Brno - Czech Republic; University of Montpellier III – France; University of Belgrano – Argentina; Sapienza University of Rome – Italy
  • VI.2. Change and stability in self-views across cultures; self, identity and citizenship; longitudinal analysis of social identity in conflicting contexts; social identification and social representations within inter-group dynamics; conflict in identities/identities in conflict; social representations and positive discrimination; study of ethnic prejudice from the Social Representations Theory; ethnicity, nationalism and trans-nationalism; socio-cultural adjustment of immigrants; the impact of social stigma on identity phenomena; recasting stigma as a dialogical concept:  case study of rural-to-urban migrants in China: University “A.I. Cuza” Iasi – Romania; University of Basque Country and Valencia – Spain; Masaryk University, Brno - Czech Republic; University of Lausanne – Switzerland; CUNY, New York – USA; Nankai University, China;  Matej Bel University – Slovakia
  • VI.3. The multi-dimensional (local, regional, national and supra-national) identities and the social representations of the European Union; social representations and attitudes towards the process of enlargement to East-Central Europe: vision, culture, identity: Sapienza University of Rome – Italy; University of Basque Country – Spain; University “A.I. Cuza” Iasi – Romania; University of Lausanne – Switzerland; Masaryk University, Brno - Czech Republic; Matej Bel University – Slovakia