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Current research and transfer projects


German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)


from 2024: Project A1 The Production of the >Others<: (De-)Thematizing Migration-related Difference of the Collaborative Research Center Production of Migration (SFB 1604)


Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, BMFSFJ)


from 2022: Joint Research Project on Racism in Sports (FoDiRa)


Past projects


German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)

2019-2022 "Benefits and potential backlashes of allies engaging in solidarity-based collective action" (extended)

2017-2019 "Benefits and potential backlashes of allies engaging in solidarity-based collective action"


Related publications

Becker, J.C., Wright, S.C., & Siem, B. (2022). Can cross-group contact predict advantaged group member’s willingness to engage in costly solidarity-based action? Yes, if the contact is politicized. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology.

Becker, J.C., & Wright, S.C. (2021). Can cross-group contact turn advantaged group members into allies? The role of inequality-delegitimizing contact and interpersonal connection. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. DOI: 10.1177/13684302211015273

Estevan-Reina, L., de Lemus, S., Megias, J.L., Kutlaca, M., Belmonte-Garcia, M., & Becker, J.C. (2021). Allies against sexism. The impact of men’s egalitarian versus paternalistic confrontation on women’s empowerment and well-being. Sex Roles, 84, 536-553.

Kutlaca, M., Radke, H.R.M., & Becker, J.C. (in press). The impact of including advantaged groups in collective action against social inequality on politicized identification of observers from disadvantaged and advantaged groups. Political Psychology.

Radke, H.R.M., Kutlaca, M., & Becker, J.C. (in press). Disadvantaged group members’ evaluations and support for allies: Investigating the role of communication style and group membership. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

Kutlaca, M., Radke, H.R.M., Iyer, A., & Becker, J.C. (2020). Understanding allies’ participation in social change: A multiple perspectives approach. European Journal of Social Psychology, 50, 1248-1258. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2720

Kutlaca, M., Becker, J., & Radke, H (2020). A hero for the outgroup, a black sheep for the ingroup: Societal perceptions of those who confront discrimination. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 88,

Radke, H. R. M., Kutlaca, M., Siem, B., Wright, S. C., & Becker, J. C. (2020). Beyond Allyship: Motivations for Advantaged Group Members to Engage in Action for Disadvantaged Groups. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 24(4), 291–315.