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Jorge Vala

Jorge Vala

Jorge Vala is Research Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) – University of Lisbon. At ICS, his research focuses on socio-cognitive processes, namely in the field of social representations and ideologies, social norms and social identities. His current projects articulate these processes with the study of racism and prejudice, immigration issues, political attitudes, social justice, and validation of everyday knowledge.

Primary Interests:

  • Group Processes
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping


  • Vala, J. (Ed.). (1999). Novos racismos: Perspectivas comparativas [Nem racisms: Comparative perspectives]. Oeiras: Celta.
  • Vala, J., Brito, R., & Lopes, D. (1999). Expressões dos racismos em Portugal [Expressions of Racism in Portugal]. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais.

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Courses Taught:

  • Political Attitudes
  • Prejudice and Intergroup Relations

Jorge Vala
Institute of Social Sciences
University of Lisbon
Avenida Professor Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9
1600-189 Lisbon

  • Phone: (217) 804-700
  • Fax: (217) 940-274

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