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Prof. Sabine Otten

University of Groningen

In my research, the overarching issue is how people function in groups, and how their attachment to certain groups affects intergroup relations. In my current research project on workplace integration and (cultural) diversity in organizations, I can pursue this research interest in an applied, and in nowadays'societies highly relevant context.
In my contact with students and PhD-candidates, I like to encourage independent, critical thinking. Being knowlegeable, approachable and supportive are highly relevant features in these interactions. By keeping the hierarchy flat, I hope to offer an environment that stimulates students' creative and critical thinking.