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My name is Katja Hanke and I am a cross-cultural psychologist interested in intergroup and intercultural relations as well as research methods. In particular I am interested in acculturation research and relations between minority and majority groups. Regarding research methods, I am specifically interested in measurement invariance (among other methods, such as meta-analysis) and how we can ensure comparability of scales applied across cultures. From an applied point of view, I am interested in intercultural training and communication.

I obtained my PhD in Cross-Cultural Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2010. In my PhD thesis, I  examined factors impacting on intergroup forgiveness after World War II in 3 formerly victimized European nations, 3 formerly victimized East Asian nations as well as 2 formerly perpetrator nations: Japan and Germany.

I was a post doctoral researcher at National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan until 2012. I returned to Germany on a post doctoral scholarship at the Bremen International Graduate School for the Social Sciences (BIGSSS). From 2013 until 2016 I was a Marie Curie Fellow at BIGSSS and Jacobs University Bremen. I am currently working as a senior researcher at GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. 

 

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