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PhD  -    Social and organizational psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

MA  -    Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY
BA    -     Education, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.


Professor Susan Opotow is a social psychologist and justice researcher at the City University of New York (CUNY), where she is a faculty member in the Sociology Department at John Jay College and the PhD Program in Critical Social/Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center. A scholar of conflict and injustice, her research examines social psychological conditions and processes that widen and narrow the scope of justice over time. She situates her studies of exclusionary and inclusionary change in a range of conflictual contexts that include: environmental degradation, societal changes after the USA Civil War and World War II, and museums that represent past injustice. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

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