Jocelyn Dautel is a Lecturer (Education) in the School of Psychology at Queen’s University, Belfast. Jocelyn holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Chicago. Jocelyn is interested in the development of social cognition, or in other words, how young children think about the world around them and navigate their social relationships. Her research uses experimental methods from cognitive and social psychology to understand the processes underlying children’s thinking about social groups, with a particular emphasis on how social context influences these processes.
Ana Tomovska Misoska, Professor at the University American College Skopje, researches the development of ethnic identity; use of contact hypothesis and promotion of better intergroup relations in post-conflict societies; the role of culture in interpersonal and intergroup relations; and using education as a tool for development in transitional economies. She has been involved in number of research projects in Northern Ireland and the Republic of North Macedonia and has a number of international publications.
Sarah Carol is Assistant Professor in the School of Sociology at the University College Dublin. She earned her doctorate from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. In her research, she focuses on migration and religion, particularly the question of when religion serves as a bridge or a barrier to social cohesion. She uses a wide variety of methods, ranging from survey (experiments), field experiments, focus groups and text analysis.
Edona Maloku is a social psychologist currently serving as the Deputy Minister of
Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Kosovo. Edona holds a PhD from Leiden University, where she also received her MSc degree. She completed her BA at University of Prishtina (Kosovo) as part of the first generation of psychology graduates in the country. As a survivor of the war herself (Kosovo War 1998-1999), Edona’s research is dedicated to understanding the processes that underlie intergroup relations in divided societies, and promoting greater reconciliation between groups with a history of conflict (with a focus on Kosovo and the broader Western Balkans region).