Catia Pinto Teixeira (C.N.)
Catia Teixeira is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Work and Social Psychology.
Catia’s research revolves around intergroup relations and focuses specifically on social inequality and social change, power dynamics and the experience of privilege, collective protest, discrimination and well-being. Her research is mainly experimental. Catia’s teaching focus is on migration and identities, tolerance and beliefs and social influence.
Intra and intergroup processes. Social inequality. Social Identity. Social psychology of privilege. Collective protest. Dynamics of social change. Discrimination. Conflict management. Motivated social cognition. Experimental research methods.
After completing her Master’s degree in Social Psychology of Politics and Economics at the University of Porto in Portugal (2006), Catia Teixeira started her doctoral research on deviance in intergroup negotiations at the University of Louvain, in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. During their doctoral research, she combined research with a teaching position at the same institution during which she taught a broad array of subjects to bachelor and master students in psychology and human resources. After finishing her dissertation (2012), Catia started a post-doctoral research project funded by the Belgian Research Foundation. With this research she was able to start her own research line on advantaged group members reactions to protest and social inequality. She continued this research at the University of Groningen under a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Intra-European fellowship (2016). In 2018, she joined the SCOOP – Sustainable Cooperation interdisciplinary research centre. In 2021, Catia moved to Maastricht to integrate the Work and Social Psychology department as assistant professor.