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J. Schaafsma


Assistant Professor

Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Communication and Information Sciences

 

Expertise

My research interests lie broadly in interethnic contact, processes of social in- and exclusion, and intergroup hostility and reconciliation. For more information, go to 'Research'.

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Publications

Principal publications
  • Schaafsma, J. & Williams, K. D. (2012). Exclusion, intergroup hostility, and religious fundamentalism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 829-837. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.02.015
  • Nezlek, J. B., Schaafsma, J., Safron, M., & Krejtz, I. (2012). Self-construal and the intra- and interethnic social interactions of ethnic minorities. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 623-637. DOI: 10.1177/0022022111399647
  • Schaafsma, J. (2011). Discrimination and subjective well-being: The moderating roles of identification with the heritage group and the host majority group. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 786-795. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.825
  • Schaafsma, J., Nezlek, J. B., Krejtz, I., & Safron, M. (2010). Ethnic identification and naturally occurring interethnic social interactions: Muslim minorities in Europe. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1010-1028. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.699
  • Schaafsma, J. (2008). Interethnic relations at work: Examining ethnic minority and majority members' experiences in The Netherlands. International Journal of Intercultural Relations32, 453-465. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2008.06.004

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Education

I am a social scientist and I obtained my PhD on December 6, 2006. The title of my dissertation is: "Ethnic diversity at work. Diversity attitudes and experiences in Dutch organizations."

Career

2004 - present Assistant professor, Tilburg University (Department of Humanities), 1 fte, tenured

2003 - 2004 Project manager, Palet (Institute for Multicultural Development, Noord-Brabant), 0.4 fte, tenured

2000 - 2005 PhD-student, Tilburg University, first 3 years 1 fte, last 2 years 0.6 fte, fixed-term

2000 Researcher, Leiden University (African Studies Center), 0.8 fte, fixed-term

1999 Researcher, Leiden University (Institute of Environmental Sciences), 0.8 fte, fixed-term

1999 Researcher, Tilburg University (Department of Humanities) 1.0 fte, fixed-term

Publications

Principal publications
  • Schaafsma, J. & Williams, K. D. (2012). Exclusion, intergroup hostility, and religious fundamentalism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 829-837. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2012.02.015
  • Nezlek, J. B., Schaafsma, J., Safron, M., & Krejtz, I. (2012). Self-construal and the intra- and interethnic social interactions of ethnic minorities. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, 623-637. DOI: 10.1177/0022022111399647
  • Schaafsma, J. (2011). Discrimination and subjective well-being: The moderating roles of identification with the heritage group and the host majority group. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 786-795. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.825
  • Schaafsma, J., Nezlek, J. B., Krejtz, I., & Safron, M. (2010). Ethnic identification and naturally occurring interethnic social interactions: Muslim minorities in Europe. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 1010-1028. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.699
  • Schaafsma, J. (2008). Interethnic relations at work: Examining ethnic minority and majority members' experiences in The Netherlands. International Journal of Intercultural Relations32, 453-465. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2008.06.004

Click here for the extended list of publications PDF

Projects

 

My research interests lie broadly in intercultural communication, processes of social in- and exclusion, and intergroup hostility and reconciliation. In my PhD research, I examined the factors that promote or hamper effective communication and cooperation between ethnic minority and majority employees in Dutch organizations. Since obtaining my doctorate in December 2006, I have been involved in various research projects. I have conducted a series of studies on the quality of ethnic minority members? daily interethnic interactions in different European countries (The Netherlands, Germany, and Poland). I have also conducted several studies to examine how people respond to being excluded or rejected. For example, I have conducted a series of studies among ethnic minority and majority group members in the Netherlands to examine under what circumstances exclusion or rejection may result in aggression, intergroup hostility, and (religious) radicalization. In addition, I have examined what can be done to prevent such negative responses. Furthermore, I have conducted several studies on how ethnic minority members? deal with injustice and discrimination, and how this affects their psychological health. More recently, I have started doing research on the factors that promote interpersonal and intergroup reconciliation.

 

Direct and indirect funding

* Grant from the province Noord-Brabant (Netherlands) to validate an instrument to measure social exclusion and discrimination, 2008, 24.825,-

* Grant from the province Noord-Brabant (Netherlands) to develop an instrument to measure social exclusion and discrimination, 2007, 24.780,-

 

Teaching


J. Schaafsma teaches the following subjects:

Contact details
Room D 403
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg 
Phone+31 13 466 3579
Secretary+31 13 466 3584
Fax +31 13 466 2892

Assistant Professor
Tilburg School of Humanities
Department of Communication and Information Sciences

Last amended: 16 February 2014

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