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Dr. S. (Seval) Gündemir

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Work and Organizational Psychology
Photographer: Seval Gündemir

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
Postal address
  • Postbus 15919
    1001 NK Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Seval Gündemir received her bachelor and master degrees in Work and Organizational Psychology from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (both cum laude). She received the NWO Mosaic grant to conduct PhD-research on the underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in leadership roles. During her PhD, she received the Fulbright grant to conduct research on the effects of diversity policies on minority leadership emergence at Yale University, Psychology Department. She defended her PhD-thesis titled “The Minority Glass Ceiling Hypothesis” in 2015. After her PhD, she received the NWO Rubicon grant to continue her research on female and racial-ethnic minority leadership. She worked at Columbia Business School, Management Division from 2015 to 2017 as a post-doctoral research scholar. In August 2017, she joined the University of Amsterdam as an assistant professor of Work and Organizational Psychology (tenured).

    Dr. Gündemir's primary research program focuses on diversity and inclusion. The themes she currently studies include:

    • Diversity in leadership positions: the individual and contextual factors that hinder or encourage traditionally underrepresented groups (e.g., women, racial-ethnic minorities, LGBT) to attain and hold organizational leadership roles
    • Organizational diversity and inclusion initiatives: the determinants of the (in)effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives inorganizations, employee resistance to diversity initiatives 
    • The psychology of underrepresented and negatively stereotyped groups: racial and gender harassment in organizations, underrepresented groups' resilience to bias and discrimination, psychology of older employees
    • Teams in organizations: dynamics in working groups, diversity in teams
    • Intercultural contact and learning: multi-directional cultural change following cultural contact
    • Inclusive educational institutions: the effects of the multicultural approach on establishing inclusion and psychological safety in the multi-national classroom (as part of NRO's Comenius fellowship)

     

    Dr. Gündemir teaches:

    • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
    • Teams in Organizations
    • Bachelor project (both in Dutch and in English)
    • Master thesis (both in Dutch and in English)

     

    Publications

    De Leersnyder, J., Gündemir, S., & Agirdag, O.  (2021). Diversity approaches matter in international classrooms: How perceiving a multicultural approach buffers cultural misunderstandings and encourages inclusion and psychological safety. Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2021.1983534

    Homan, A.C., Gündemir, S., Buengeler, C. & Van Kleef, G. (2020).  Leading diversity: Towards a theory of functional leadership in teams. Journal of Applied Psychology,105(10), 1101-1128. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000482

    Gündemir S., Martin A.E. & Homan A.C. (2019) Understanding Diversity Ideologies From the Target’s Perspective: A Review and Future Directions. Frontiers in Psychology,10:282. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00282

    Gündemir, S., Carton, A. M., & Homan, A. C. (2019). The impact of organizational performance on the emergence of Asian American leaders. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 107-122. doi: 10.1037/apl0000347

    Does, S., Gündemir, S., & Shih, M. (2018, June). How Sexual Harassment Affects a Company’s Public Image. Harvard Business Review.

    Gündemir, S. (2018). Diversiteitsideologieën in Organisaties: Verleden, Heden, en Toekomst. Gedrag & Organisatie, 31, 235-261.

    Does, S., Gündemir, S., & Shih, M. (2018). The Divided States of America: How the 2016 US Presidential Election Shaped Perceived Levels of Gender Equality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, doi: 10.1177/1948550618757033.

    Gündemir, S., & Galinsky, A. D. (2017). Multicolored Blindfolds: How Organizational Multiculturalism Can Conceal Racial Discrimination and Delegitimize Racial Discrimination Claims. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550617726830

    Gündemir, S., Homan, A.C., Usova, A. & Galinsky, A.D. (2017) Multicultural meritocracy: The synergistic benefits of valuing both diversity and merit. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 34-41.

    Gündemir, S., Dovidio, J. F., Homan, A.C., & De Dreu, C.K.W. (2017). The Impact of Organizational Diversity Policies on Minority Employees’ Leadership Self-Perceptions and Goals. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 24, 172-188. doi: 10.1177/1548051816662615

    Gündemir, S. (2015). The minority glass ceiling hypothesis. Exploring reasons and remedies for the underrepresentation of racial-ethnic minorities in leadership positions. (Doctoral dissertation). Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    Gündemir, S., Homan, A.C., de Dreu C.K.W., & van Vugt M. (2014). Think leader, think white? Capturing and weakening an implicit pro-white leadership bias. PLoS ONE, 9(1): e83915. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083915

    Gündemir, S., Homan, A.C., Van Vugt, M., & De Dreu, C. K. W. (2013). Hé, dat is mijn plek: Etniciteit, leiderschap en fysieke afstand. In Dotsch, R. (Ed) Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie 2013. Groningen: ASPO Pers.

    Kleef, G.A. van, Homan, A.C., Finkenauer, C., Gündemir, S. & Stamkou, E. (2011). Breaking the rules to rise to power: How norm violators gain power in the eyes of others. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 500-507. doi: 10.1177/1948550611398416

     

  • Publications

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • Does, S., Gündemir, S., & Shih, M. (2018). The Divided States of America: How the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Shaped Perceived Levels of Gender Equality. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10(3), 374-381. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550618757033 [details]

    2017

    • Gündemir, S., & Galinksy, A. (2017). Multicolored blindfolds: How organizational multiculturalism can conceal racial discrimination and delegitimize racial discrimination claims. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
    • Gündemir, S., Dovidio, J. F., Homan, A. C., & De Dreu, C. K. W. (2017). The Impact of Organizational Diversity Policies on Minority Employees’ Leadership Self-Perceptions and Goals. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 24(2), 172-188. https://doi.org/10.1177/1548051816662615 [details]
    • Gündemir, S., Homan, A. C., Usova, A., & Galinsky, A. D. (2017). Multicultural meritocracy: The synergistic benefits of valuing diversity and merit. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 73, 34-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2017.06.002 [details]

    2014

    2018

    2019

    • Gündemir, S. (2019). Examining diversity ideologies from the target’s perspective. Paper presented at The academy of management annual meeting 2019, .

    2013

    • Gündemir, S., Homan, A. C., van Vugt, M., & de Dreu, C. K. W. (2013). On coming closer: An investigation of race, leadership, and physical distance. Abstract from The 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, August., .

    2013

    • Gundemir, S., Homan, A. C., van Vugt, M., & de Dreu, C. K. W. (2013). Hé, dat is mijn plek: etniciteit, leiderschap en fysieke afstand. Jaarboek Sociale Psychologie.

    Award

    • Gündemir, S. (2020). Academy of Management’s Michael Driver Best Symposium Award.
    • Gündemir, S. (2020). Michael Driver Best Symposium Award.
    • Gündemir, S. (2019). NRO Comenius Senior Fellowship.

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (5-2-2021). Diversity in leadership positions, As part of the training for candidate board members with diverse backgrounds.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (26-1-2021). Shared impact in organizations, Symposium titled “Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations”.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (10-8-2020). The role of age ideologies on older employees, Academy of Management -Virtual Conference.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (12-12-2019). Motivated whispers: SDO predicts gossip about affirmative action recipients, ASPO 2019, Wageningen.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (14-10-2019). Motivated whispers. Antecedents and consequences of negative gossip for female leaders., Solvay Business School Diversity Symposium.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (12-8-2019). Understanding diversity ideologies from the target’s perspective, Academy of Management Conference, Boston.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (9-5-2019). Diversity management strategies in organizations: Implications for leadership among racial minorities and women, Studium Generale (Leiden University).
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (17-1-2019). I, too, own this place: The influence of shared impact on women’s and racial minorities’ leadership emergence., Blindspots in Diversity Management Symposium.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (14-8-2018). Motivated whispers: SDO predicts gossip about affirmative action recipients, Academy of Management.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (13-8-2018). Shared impact and women’s and racial minorities’ workplace commitment and leadership emergence., Academy of Management.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker) (4-6-2018). Managing Diversity: An Ideological Approach., European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations .
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker), Homan, A. C. (speaker) & Phillips, K. (speaker) (28-11-2017). UNDERSTANDING HOW SHARED IMPACT AFFECTS WOMEN’S AND RACIAL MINORITIES’ WORKPLACE PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIOR, ASPO conference 2017, Amsterdam.
    • Gündemir, S. (speaker), Homan, A. C. (speaker) & phillips, k. (speaker) (6-11-2017). UNDERSTANDING HOW SHARED IMPACT AFFECTS WOMEN’S AND RACIAL MINORITIES’ WORKPLACE PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIOR, Solvay Business School Diversity Symposium.

    Others

    • Gündemir, S. (chair) (10-8-2020). Academy of Management -Virtual Conference. Symposium titled "Not Just a Number: New Frontiers in Research on the Role of Aging in Organizations' (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Gündemir, S. (chair) (14-8-2018). Academy of Management. Symposium "Social Networks, Rumors and
      Secrets: When and Why Informal Interactions Impact Workplace Outcomes" (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2015

    • Gundemir, S. (2015). The Minority Glass Ceiling Hypothesis: Exploring Reasons and Remedies for the Underrepresentation of Racial-ethnic Minorities in Leadership Positions. Ipskamp drukkers.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • Instituut voor Toezicht en Diversiteit
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