Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates


Alina SutterAlina Sutter

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Alina Sutter received her Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Western University, Canada. Her research interests include topics such as diversity and inclusion, public attitudes towards newcomers as well as barriers newcomers face in their process of integration. As a postdoctoral fellow, she is also currently investigating the level of diversity in senior leadership positions in organizations in the province of Ontario.

Sami CoksanSami Çoksan

Postdoctoral Associate 

Dr. Sami Coksan received his Ph.D. degree in Social Psychology from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey at the end of 2021. Dr. Coksan mainly focuses on intergroup relations, conflict, and conflict resolution, and seeks answers to the question of how we can live in a more harmonious society. His research interests include social identities, intergroup contact, irony of harmony, and support for prorefugee social policies. As a postdoctoral researcher, Sami currently studies effect of the collective punishment on ingroup consolidation among non-perpetrators in the cross-cultural context.