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Michael Hogg
Claremont Graduate University, USA

Michael Hogg (PhD, Bristol) is Professor and Chair of the Social Psychology Program at Claremont Graduate University, in Los Angeles, an Honorary Professor at the University of Kent, and a former President of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Michael Hogg’s research on group processes, intergroup relations, group influence and self and identity is closely associated with the development of social identity theory. He has 350 scientific publications and was the 2010 recipient of the Carol and Ed Diener Mid-Career Award in Social Psychology from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is foundation Editor-in-Chief with Dominic Abrams of the journal Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, an associate editor of The Leadership Quarterly, and a former associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Current research foci include leadership and influence, uncertainty and extremism, exclusion and marginalization, and subgroup dynamics within groups.

Michael Hogg
Claremont Graduate University, USA

Title: Self-uncertainty, leadership preference, and the communication of social identity


Anne Maass
University of Padova, ITALY

German born and raised, US-trained, and Italian by heart and by citizenship, Anne Maass is professor of social psychology at the University of Padova. She has also visited numerous universities around the globe (Arizona State University, UC Davis, University of Kiel, Griffith University, University of Heidelberg, Nagoya University, University of Mannheim, and the New School for Social Research, NY) where she has taught and/or conducted research. She has been Associate Editor the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Chief Editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology. Her current research interests mainly concern the intersection between language and social cognition. She has published over 100 publications, mainly in international peer-reviewed journals. She has received the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize (together with Carnaghi et al.) in 2007, the Henri Tajfel Award in 2011, and is member of the German National Academy of the Sciences (Leopoldina).

Anne Maass
University of Padova, ITALY

Title: Voice and prejudice: The case of auditory gaydar


Joseph Bart Walther
Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

Joseph B. Walther is the Wee Kim Wee Professor in Communication Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; a Fellow of the International Communication Association; Fellow of the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media at the University of Amsterdam; and a Mercator Fellow in user-centered social media at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research focuses on the interpersonal and intergroup aspects of computer-mediated communication in personal relations, online groups, and social media. The work has been cited frequently in a number of disciplines. Extensions of this work have been made into online dating, deception, collaboration and knowledge-sharing, social network sites, and other mediated settings. Prof. Walther has been recognized by Woolbert Awards from the National Communication Association for articles that have led to reconceptualizations of communication phenomena and have stood the test of time,  the ICA’s Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award for sustained work on a communication research problem over an extended period that generated second-generation work among other scholars. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 2013 at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication and the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Joseph Bart Walther
Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

Title: The Emergence, Convergence, and Resurgence of Intergroup Communication Theories in Computer-Mediated Communication

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