Prof. Miles Hewstone

Prof. Miles Hewstone (University of Oxford)

Miles Hewstone is Professor of Social Psychology and Fellow of New College, University of Oxford. He has previously held chairs in social psychology at the universities of Bristol, U.K., Mannheim, Germany, Cardiff, U.K. He has published widely in the general field of experimental social psychology. His major topics of research, thus far, have been: attribution theory, social cognition, social influence, stereotyping and intergroup relations, and intergroup conflict. His books include: Understanding Attitudes to the European Community: A social psychological study in four member states (Cambridge University Press); Causal Attribution: From cognitive processes to collective beliefs (Blackwell, 1989); Contact and Conflict in intergroup encounters (edited with R. Brown; Blackwell, 1986); Stereotypes and Stereotyping (edited with C.N. Macrae and C. Stangor; Guilford, 1996); and Multiple social categorization: Processes, models and applications (edited with R. Crisp; Psychology Press, 2006).

His current work centres on the reduction of intergroup conflict, via intergroup contact, stereotype change and crossed categorization. He is a former editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology, and co-founding editor of the European Review of Social Psychology. He is a past recipient of the Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge (British Psychological Society, 2001), the Kurt Lewin Award for Distinguished Research Achievement (European Association for Experimental Social Psychology, 2003), and the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2003). Professor Hewstone has twice been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (1987-88, 1999-00), and in 2002 was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (The National Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences).

At MPI-MMG Prof. Hewstone is working closely with the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity on several projects, including ‘Ethno-religious Diversity and Social Trust’, ‘Super-diversity in South Africa’ and ‘Diversity and Contact (DivCon)’.

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