Joanna Matera lives in Warsaw where she is lucky to study her biggest passion, psychology, at the University of Warsaw. Throughout her studies, she has taken part in various research projects centred around social cognition and intergroup relations. After an inspiring year as an intern at the Center for Research on Prejudice, she volunteered abroad to put theory into practice. Last year, Joanna volunteered with the Roma Support Group in London, a charity organization which aims to provide the most vulnerable members of the Roma community with support as well as to tackle prejudice towards this group. Before returning to university, Joanna participated in a summer school in Israel to learn about the psychological mechanisms of conflict formation and resolution. In the future, she plans to fight discrimination by combining her academic work with work in the third sector.
Updated May 2020
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