For my doctoral project, under the supervision of Bertjan Doosje (supervisor), Judit Kende (co-supervisor), and Michael Boiger (co-supervisor), we are interested in how dominant group members lead different identity management strategies through concrete social practices, such as remembering and group-based emotions.
Prior to my PhD, I completed a B.A. in Psychology at Universidad Católica de Chile (2014) and an MSc. in Social-Community Psychology (2019) at the same university. During my bachelors, I partook in qualitative and theoretical research on collective memory about the Chilean dictatorship (1973-1990) throughout different generations and on the interplay between historical and biographical narratives of right-wing, left-wing, and survivor people of Chilean state terrorism. On the other hand, in my MSc. I conducted a field experiment in a memorial site of the Chilean dictatorship to assess the effect of the ideological distance from the visitors perspective regarding the culprits (measured by an adapted scale of RWA) on the socially shared retrieval-induced forgetting of justifications to atrocities as a manner of understanding memorials effects on preventing inter-group violence.