On Thursday, April 25th, 2024 at 12:00 PM (CET), we are hosting the CAS SEE Seminar with Séamus Power on „World-Making: Field social psychology and processes of social change“ in conversation with the RECAS Fellow Ana Đorđević.

Hana Ćurak

 Séamus Power

Séamus Power is an Associate Professor of cultural psychology at the University of Copenhagen. He is currently on sabbatical, spending time at the University of Chicago and Cornell University. His postdoc, Ph.D., and M.A. are from the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. He has an M.Phil. in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in Applied Psychology is from University College Cork. Séamus is from Ireland and has lived, traveled, and worked throughout the world. His research has been published in leading international journals and has been featured in media outlets including The Guardian, Scientific American, and The Atlantic. He is currently writing a book, titled “Inequality – the View from Manywheres,” that he promised to deliver to the editor at Cambridge University Press in the Summer.

About the Seminar

Séamus Power will introduce the idea of social psychology as world-making. This conceptualization, illuminated by field research, aims to re-expand the dominant social psychological paradigm and create space for different ways of thinking about social psychology.  He will illustrate the forms and possibilities of this approach through various research projects. First, Power will discuss his research on social change and protest movements. Next, he will discuss how social psychology contributed to the making of new social realities, and to the study of people making these social realities, in the context of Covid-19. Third, Power will present research illustrating that multiculturalism, not ethnonationalism, is the dominant cultural model in the United States. The lecture will end by outlining the big questions that motivate my current and future research and by considering the implications of viewing social psychology as world-making..

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Fellowships are supported by OSF Western Balkans, ERSTE Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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