Post Doctoral Scholar
Siwar studies collective action and social movements, emotions, intergroup relations, and intergroup conflicts. Siwar has been awarded the Marie Curie fellowship to perform her postdoctoral research at Stanford University. The overarching aim of her work is to understand the motivations for social movement and political participation as well as the impact of collective action on public opinion and intergroup relations. She obtained her PhD in social psychology from the University of Groningen, in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her doctoral research examined why and when historically disadvantaged groups collaborate with advantaged group members to promote social change. Siwar grew up in Israel/Palestine, where she lived through intense conflict and oppression that shaped and inspired her research work and interests. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, music, watching documentaries, and spending time with family and friends.