Post-doc researcher

                Franco Bastias, PhD

Franco Bastias is a social psychologist investigating the psychosocial processes involved in maintaining socioeconomic inequality, such as perceptions and legitimation of inequality, causal attributions, social representations, and prejudice towards economically disadvantaged groups. At Polinequal, he makes contributions to the measurement and analysis of relationships between perceptions of inequality, causal attributions, and emotional responses and actions to reduce inequality, particularly at the stage of survey studies and experiments (WP 3 and 4).

Educational Background

2023: Part-time researcher at Marburg University, Germany, in the BMBF funded project EUNIDES.

2022: Visiting researcher at the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

2020: DAAD fellow in Marburg University, Germany.

2018: PhD candidate at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. Thesis: “Social representations and prejudice towards people in poverty: their relations with the justification of the socioeconomic system”. CONICET PhD-fellow.

2017: Research stay at Aalborg University, Denmark.

2011: Licentiate in Psychology, Catholic University of Cuyo, Argentina.

Professional Work Experience