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Samuel Freel

PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention Student


Year entered Program: 2016

Research Interests: Political and social psychology, collective memory, collective action, social movements, social perception

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Rezarta Bilali

Research Description/Bio: 

I am interested in a number of issues within political psychology but my research focuses on collective action (activism), historical narrative and the intersection of the two. My current research program investigates how the dominant historical narratives within a society influence individuals' participation in collective action against injustice. Previously, I helped lead a longitudinal study of anti-Trump protests in the aftermath of the 2016 election.

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