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 historical remembering, intergroup attitudes, and group-based emotions.
Prior to my PhD, I completed a B.A. in Psychology at Universidad Católica de Chile (2014), during which I did an academic exchange programme at l'Institut d'études politiques Science Po Paris (2012). Upon graduation, I did an MSc. in Social-Community Psychology (2019) at the same university. During my bachelor's, 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 from the Chilean state terrorism. On the other hand, through my MSc. I conducted a field experiment in the memorial site Londres 38 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 the atrocities there committed as a way of understanding memorials effects on cultural transmission.