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Seminar: 'Adolescence in Multicultural Societies' with Maria Pagano (21/03/24)



RECSM Visiting Researcher, Maria Pagano, will give an open seminar titled: Adolescence in Multicultural Societies: How Different Life Contexts Affect Intergroup Contact?

Date and time: Thursday the 21st of March at 4pm (Central European Time). 

Location: Room 23.103 of the Mercè Rodoreda Building, UPF Ciutadella Campus, and online.

Participation can be either in person or online (Zoom link sent to attendees prior to the event): Register here.

About the seminar: 

Multiculturalism is a defining characteristic of today's societies. In recent years, Europe, in particular, has been the destination of many unprecedented migration flows. Living in multicultural societies implies that both adolescents with migrant backgrounds and their peers belonging to the majority group face the difficulties posed by cultural diversity. Nowadays, intergroup contact thus becomes an additional challenge for adolescents. Having intergroup contact in adolescence is crucial because it is during this period of life that attitudes are formed. Adolescence is, in fact, the period of life when people redefine their identity, including their ethnic identity. Building on these theoretical assumptions, the seminar will explore which factors of different adolescents' life contexts (e.g. family, school, leisure time, cultural contexts) influence intergroup relations. Specifically, the seminar will focus on the longitudinal interplay between bicultural identity development of adolescents with migrant background and intergroup contact. The data that will be presented are from the ongoing ERC- Consolidator project IDENTITIES (G.A. 101002163).


About Maria Pagano:

Maria Pagano is a PhD student at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her research interests concern intergroup relations and related phenomena, such as prejudice and discrimination. As a PhD student, she focuses her research on how intergroup relations that occur in different life contexts (such as school or leisure time) influence identity development in adolescence. She is also a team member of the ERC-Consolidator funded project IDENTITIES - Managing Identities in Diverse Societies: A Developmental Intergroup Perspective with Adolescents.






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