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2013 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award Winner





Linda R. Tropp is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research concerns how members of different groups approach and experience contact with each other, and how group differences in status affect cross-group relations.  She has worked with national organizations to present social science evidence in U.S. Supreme Court cases on racial integration, on state and national initiatives to improve interracial relations in schools, and with non-governmental and international organizations to evaluate applied programs designed to reduce racial and ethnic conflict.  She is co-author of When Groups Meet: The Dynamics of Intergroup Contact (2011, Psychology Press), editor of the Oxford Handbook of Intergroup Conflict (2012, Oxford University Press), and co-editor of Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations (2011, American Psychological Association Books) and Improving Intergroup Relations (2008, Wiley-Blackwell).

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin