Bio

Academic Career

10/2019 – to present University of Cambridge (UK)
Visiting Postdoc at the Cambridge Social Decision-Maiking Lab
. "Sharing = Caring? Behaviors benefitting nature, non-human animals, and humans at the intersection of hierarchy, empathy, and resource competition: A psychological and socio-ecological perspective on intraspecies, interspecies, and environmental prosociality across relational-domains."
https://www.sdmlab.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people

09/2018 – to present Harvard University (USA)
Associated Research Fellow at Sidanius Lab.
"The resurgence of right-wing populism in the EU and the USA. Islamophobia, anti-immigration, social inequality, protest vote? An analysis of the social psychological underpinnings of support for populism and the role of contextual factors in cross-country comparison."
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/sidaniuslab/people/fatih-uenal

09/2018 – 12/2019 Humboldt University Berlin (Germany)
Visiting Scholar at the Department of Psychology.
"Intersectional Discrimination - Ethnic, racial, gender and class disparities in post-migrant Germany."

08/2016 – 08/2018 Harvard University (USA)
Post-doctoral Fellow at Sidanius Lab.
"The resurgence of right-wing populism in the EU and the USA. Islamophobia, anti-immigration, social inequality, protest vote? An analysis of the social psychological underpinnings of support for populism and the role of contextual factors in cross-country comparison."
https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/sidaniuslab/people/fatih-uenal

03/2017 – 03/2019 Bielefeld University (Germany)
Associated Research Member.
Collaboration with Harvard University: A cross-country validated Islamophobia Measure.

10/2015 – 03/2016 Istanbul Şehir University (Turkey)
Visiting researcher.
Research-project “The social psychological mechanisms of conspiracy theories in contemporary Turkey.”

10/2013 – 03/2017 Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
Doctoral Student in the Discipline of Political Science.
Research on “Islamophobia: Structure, Causes, and Consequences.” (summa cum laude)
Scholarship by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation

03/2013 – 10/2013 University of Bielefeld (Germany)
Doctoral Student in the Discipline of Psychology
of Religion / Biographical Research in Contemporary Religion. Dissertation project: "Xenosophia and Xenophobia in Islam. Religiosity, Prejudice and Anomia under young Muslims in Germany. An Analyses from socio-psychological and psychology-of-religions Perspectives"

10/2003 – 07/2011 Free University of Berlin (Germany)
Middle Eastern Studies & Ethnomusicology (M.A.)

Focus on Democracy, Human Rights & Social Development in the MENA Region.
Graduationdegree: A
Scholarship by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation