Keynote Speakers

Darla K. Deardorff

Keynote title: “Developing Intercultural Competence for All

Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), as well as a Research Scholar at Duke University, USA. She is an EAIE trainer. She holds a Master’s degree in adult education with a focus on second language acquisition and a Doctorate degree in education with a focus on international higher education. Darla has lived and taught abroad in Germany, Switzerland and Japan and is a faculty member at several universities around the world including in China, Japan, the USA and South Africa. She has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies and non-profit organisations for nearly 25 years

Kevin Durrheim

Keynote title: “The Culture of Racism in Psychological Science

Kevin Durrheim is Distinguished Professor in Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, where he heads the UJ Methods Lab, promoting open access to open science in Africa. He is an NRF A-rated scientist, with broad interests in the social psychology of intergroup relations, and a program of research related to racism, segregation and social change.

Orla Muldoon

Keynote title: “A Social Identity Model of Traumatic Identity Change”

Professor Orla Muldoon of the Department of Psychology at University of Limerick is a renowned social psychologist with a PhD from Queens University Belfast and advanced methods training from the University of Michigan. She has over 20 years of research experience and is a member of the Irish Research Council. Her research interests include social psychology, mental health, prejudice, discrimination, trauma, and power.

Gulnaz Anjum

Keynote title: “Vulnerable and Marginalized Communities From The Global South”

Dr. Gulnaz Anjum is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and a renowned expert in the field of social inequalities and psychological vulnerabilities. Her research projects explore a wide range of topics, including cultural identities, climate change, migration, gender-based discrimination, and religious extremism. With a cross-disciplinary and intersectional approach, she has received numerous prestigious grants and awards from institutes such as Max Planck Institute, The British Academy, USAID, and International Development Research Centre.

Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska

Keynote title: “Methodological challenges while conducting research on refugee trauma”

Professor Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska is a renowned researcher in cultural psychology and the psychology of religion. She is Full professor of psychology at the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Cracow, Poland, and Chair of Department of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. She focuses her research on the psychology of culture, the psychology of migration (with 25 years of experience in refugee research), and the psychology of religion and spirituality. She is also a Visiting professor in the USA (at Santa Barbara University and Rochester University), in Norway (Hamar Research Institute), and Guest lecturer in the majority of European universities. She is the President of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (2019- up to present).

Cláudio Vaz Torres

Keynote title: “The Police Psychology area: how can Cross-Cultural Psychology contribute?”

Dr. Cláudio V. Torres, Professor at the University of Brasília, has a PhD in Psychology and extensive research experience in cross cultural psychology, human values, consumer psychology and cultural diversity & inclusion, Professor Torres will bring a wealth of knowledge to the conference.