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Final Reflective Essay

Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza

The potential role of positive deviants in news consumption bias and polarization

Introduction. In our group project we analyzed the problem of news consumption bias and source bias from a political and media studies perspective. We identified social network analysis as another discipline that could have been helpful in our analysis. In this paper I will pursue that avenue and consider the problem from a different angle, using social network analysis and the concept of positive deviance as a tool for conducting research and interventions to address news consumption bias and political polarization.

Problem. The consumption of news using new media technologies is increasing. Contrarily to the expectations, the new media did not have the expected impact of providing audiences access to a more broad and diverse scope of perspectives. Several studies suggest that the new media is generating fragmented information consumed by increasingly polarized audiences that tend to seek only the sources that reinforce their previous beliefs and political viewpoints. In addition, the consumer model has encouraged some news sources to tailor their information to already polarized audiences, even at the expense of information quality, reinforcing the tendency towards an increasing fragmentation and political polarization of the society (Bennett & Iyengar, 2008).

However, other studies suggest that polarized audiences represent a minority of the population, as the majority tends to be more neutral but ill represented on the pulls (Moore, 2008, cited in Bennett & Iyengar, 2008).

Political campaigns are increasingly using new media, including social media like facebook, or twiter, as citizens, especially younger generations, seek the benefits that social media could offer such as a more active role, social connections, and the development of social identities (Owen, in press). However, as Owen (in press) notes, there is a need to use new research methods to explore the impact of new media in information diffusion and political behavior, as traditional methods such as surveys are not well suited to capture the dynamic and flexible nature of news consumption using new media.

Questions. Social network analysis offers different venues and questions to analyze new social media, and in particular news consumption bias and political polarization.

  • What types of insights can a social network analysis perspective bring into the problem of news consumption bias and political polarization?
  • How can the concept of positive deviance, and the diffusion of information through social networks contribute to the analysis of news consumption bias and political polarization?
  • How could more neutral audiences serve as bridges of information in a polarized audience?

Method. To analyze if social media reinforces news consumption bias and polarization, one could use social network analysis tools to trace and map the connections (ties) between different people of a network (nodes) (Easeley & Kleinber, 2010). On a directed graph, the ties would represent the connection between people that either send and/or receive news from others. The political affiliation of the persons would be included, and the news sent and received would be coded as more conservative or liberal depending on the source. With this information we could map the diffusion of information and identify if the news are congruent or not congruent with the sender and the receiver political affiliation.

To develop an intervention to reduce polarization, we could identify the positive deviants (Pascale, Sternin & Sternin, 2010), understood as the persons that access a broad diverse range of news sources that are not necessarily congruent with their political views. Once positive deviants are identified we would put them in contact with the opinion leaders, as they are crucial for the diffusion of information because they tend to have high status, and they are highly connected (Rogers, 2003).

Answer. An interdisciplinary approach offers different venues to analyze audiences’ news consumption using social media. The incorporation of a social network analysis approach also provides insights for developing interventions to decrease political polarization.

Social media has the potential of fighting news consumption bias and source bias, as people in the network become the mediators between the sources of the news (e.g. Fox, CNN) and the audiences. Therefore, it is possible that the resistance to consider non-congruent sources might drop, as the prejudices associated with the news sources might change if they come from trusted people within the social network. In this respect, it becomes important to identify the positive deviants that access to diverse sources of information, and can serve as bridges between polarized communities, and opinion leaders to diffuse a diverse range of information form different political spectrums.

References

Bennett, W. L. & Iyengar, S. (2008). A new era of minimal effects? The changing foundations of political communication. Journal of Communication 58, 707-731.

Easeley, D. & Kleinber, J. (2010). Networks, crowds, and markets: Reasoning about a highly connected world. Cambridge University Press

Owen. D. (in press). New media and political campaigns. In K. Kenski & K. H. Jamieson (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication Theory and Research. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pascale, R., Sternin, J., & Sternin, M. (2010). The power of positive deviance: How unlikely innovators solve the World toughest problems. Harvard Business Review Press.

Rogers, E. (2003). The difussion of innovations. Free Press

 

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Updated CV December 2011

Curriculum Vitae

Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza Casaus

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/ DEGREES

–     (December 2011) Undertaking a Master – Communication, Culture, and Technology. Georgerown University    (Washington DC, US)

(December 2008) Master in Anthropology – International Development Concentration. George Washington University (Washington DC, US).

– (January 2007) Doctorate (PhD) in Social Psychology, Universidad Autonoma Madrid (Madrid, Spain) (obtained the “Greatest Distinction, with applause of the Jury”).

– (December 2004) Master, International Relations and Global Economy – “Globalization and Economic Development”, Instituto  Universitario  de  Investigación  Ortega  y  Gasset  de  Madrid (Madrid, Spain).

– (June 2001) Graduated in Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain).

TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

(September 2010 – June 2012) Research Project Coordinator, Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington DC, US).

– (January 2009 – June 2010) Research Assistant, Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington DC, US).

(August 2009 – August 2010) Consultant Panamerican Health Organization (Washington DC, US).

(January – May 2009) Instructor of “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology”, Department of Anthropology, An Honors University in Maryland (UMBC) (Baltimore, US).

(January-May 2009) Instructor of ‘Ethnicity, Politics and Nationalism’, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University (Washington DC, US).

–    (March-December 2008) Internship at PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) (Washington DC, US).

–   (September-December 2007) Internship in SID (Strategies for International Development) (Washington DC, US).

– (January-May 2007) Instructor of ‘Ethnicity, Politics and Nationalism’, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University (Washington DC, US).

– (November 2005) Teacher in a series of seminars about the psychological factors influencing sport referees at the Spanish Volleyball Federation (Madrid, Spain).

CURRENT SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL SITUATION

(September 2010 – June 2012) Research Project Coordinator, Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington DC, US).

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS

–       (2010) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Casaus Arzu, M. E., Torres C. Salud sexual y reproductiva y VIH en adolescentes y jovenes indigenas – informe global de Bolivia, Equador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru [Sexual and reproductive health and HIV in adolescent and young indigenous individuals – global inform of Bolivia, Equador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Peru]. WHO (World Health Organization)/PAHO (Pan-American Health Organization), Washington DC & Autonoma University, Madrid. 112 pages.

–       (2010) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Casaus Arzu, M. E., Torres C. Iniciativa regional sobre salud de jovenes indigenas: salud sexual y reproductiva y VIH en adolescentes y jovenes indigenas – informe final de Guatemala [Regional iniciative about health in young indigenous individuals: sexual and reproductive health and HIV in adolescent and young indigenous individuals – final inform of Guatemala]. WHO (World Health Organization)/PAHO (Pan-American Health Organization), Washington DC and Guatemala City. 85 pages.

–       (2010) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Torres C., Lyra P., Valades J. La perspectiva del genero en las cunas televisivas sobre VIH [The gender perspective in television service annoucements about HIV]. WHO (World Health Organization)/PAHO (Pan-American Health Organization), Washington DC. 48 pages.

BOOK CHAPTERS

–       (2006) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. Estilos de prejucio en cuatro universidades de Guatemala [Styles of prejudice in four Guatemalan universities]. In: Investigación-propuesta para el diseno e implementación de políticas públicas contra el racismo y la discriminación (Dávila A, ed.). Supporting project to the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of Guatemala. Guatemala.

PAPERS

–         (in preparation). Hurtado de Mendoza, A. Fernandez-Dols, J. M., Molina, C. The archeology of emotion concepts: A lexicographic analysis of the concepts shame and vergüenza in synchrony and diachrony.

–     (submitted) Kaltman, S., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Gonzales, F., Serrano, A. Preferences for trauma-related mental health services among Latina immigrants from Central America South America and Mexico. Psychological Trauma:  Theory, Research, Practice, and Practice.

–          (2011, in press) Kaltman, S., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Gonzales, F., Serrano, A., Guarnaccia, P. Broadening the conceptualization of trauma experiences of women from Central and South America. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

–       (2011) Dass-Brailsford, P., Thomley, R. Hurtado de Mendoza, A. Paying it forward: the transformative aspects of volunteering after Hurricane Katrina. Traumatology, 17, 29-40.

–    (2010) Rodriguez Mosquera, P. M., Parrott, W. G., Hurtado de Mendoza, A. I fear your envy, I rejoice in your coveting: on the ambivalent experience of being envied by others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, 842-854.

–       (2010) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Fernández-Dols, J. M., Parrott, G. W., Carrera, P. Emotion terms, category structure, and the problem of translation: the case of vergüenza and shame. Cognition and Emotion 24, 661-680.

–       (2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. The problem of translation in cross-cultural research on emotion concepts (commentary on Choi & Han). International Journal of Dialogical Science, Special Issue – Cultural Psychology of Dialogical Self, 3, 241-248.

–       (2007) Fernández-Dols, J.M., Carrera, P., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Oceja, L.  Emotional climate as emotion accessibility: how countries prime emotions. Journal of Social Issues, 63, 339-352.

–       (2004) Fernández-Dols, J.M., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Jiménez de Lucas, I. Culture of peace: an alternative definition and its measurement. Peace and conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 10, 117-124.

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS AND FIELDWORK

Research: Women’s Pathways to Jail

Place: Georgetown University Medical Center + detention centers in DC area, US

Duration: 24 months (July 2010 – June 2012)

Consultant:  Modernization process and stakeholder’s network map for the Dominican Republic.

Place: Dominican Republic

Duration: 2 weeks (August 2011)

Research:  Improving communication with mental health patients in primary care

Place: Georgetown University Medical Center + Clinics in DC area, US

Duration: 12 months (July 2009 – June 2011)

Research:  Latina mental health project

Place: Georgetown University Medical Center + Clinics in DC area, US

Duration: 18 months (January 2009 – June 2012)

Research:  Sociocultural barriers among low-income African Americans

Place: Georgetown University Medical Center + Clinics in DC area, US

Duration: 17 months (January 2009 – May 2010)

Research:  HIV-AIDS in indigenous populations in Latin America

Place: Panamerican Health Organization, US + Guatemala + Bolivia

Duration: 13 months (August 2009- August 2010)

Field work:  Research with a group of indigenous women in Guatemala to analyze ethnic and gender identity  within the Pan-Maya movement

Place: Guatemala.

Duration: Two months (June-July 2008)

Project title: “Characterization of the emotional experience: Conceptualization, description and behavior consequences”

Place: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Duration: Three years (2005-2008)

Director: Pilar Carrera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Project title: “Applied research for public policies against racism and discrimination in Guatemala”

Place: Guatemala

Duration: 15 days (January 15-30, 2006).

Director: Rolando Castillo (United Nations Development Program)

Project title: “Trust map in Guatemala”

Place: Guatemala

Duration: 15 days (July 15-30, 2001).

Director: Jose Miguel Fernández Dols (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Project title: “Social Norms”

Place: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Duration: Three years (2000-2002).

Director: Jose Miguel Fernández Dols (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Project title: “Development Project in Chuinimachicaj”.

Place: Guatemala.

Duration: Six years (1998-2004).

NGO:  (Equipo GUAM).

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND/OR AWARDS

– (in preparation) NIH grant about social support networks within Latina immigrant communities using qualitative methods and social network analyses.

– (June-July 2008) “Cotlow Award” (Anthropology Department of Georgetown University, Washington DC): mobility grant to undertake a field research with indigenous women in Guatemala.

– (May-November 2006) “FPU” (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain): mobility grant to undertake research for six months at Georgetown University.

– (October 2004-December 2005) “FPU” (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain): mobility grant to undertake research for three months at Georgetown University.

– (January 2003-June 2007) “FPU” (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain): grant to undertake the PhD for four years at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

– (September-December 2002) “Beca de Tercer Ciclo” (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain): grant to undertake PhD courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

– (August 2001-June 2002) “Becas USA”  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain): mobility grant to study the first year of the PhD at Georgetown University.

– (March-July, 1999) “ERASMUS” (Commission of the European Union, Brussels): mobility grant to study for five months at the University of Amsterdam University.

LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Writing: very good, Reading: very good, Conversing: very good.

– SPANISH (native language): Writing: very good, Reading: very good, Conversing: very good.

INVITED SPEAKER, SYMPOSIUMS, ORAL COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR POSTERS

–        (Nov 2010) Green, B., Saunders, P., Power, E. Dass-Brailsford, P. Bhat Schelbert, K. Giller, E. Wissow, L., Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Poster). Improving Communication between Primary Care Providers and their Trauma Patients. 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 4-6, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

- (June 2010) Torres, C., Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral Communication). Main results of the qualitative research on the prevention of HIV for indigenous adolescents in 5 countries of Latin America. PAHO, Bolivia, La Paz.

–       (May 2010) Chung, J., Walseman, K., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Moynihan, C., Alter, C., Brown, C., (Poster). "Bridging the Medical and Mental Health Divide Using Barrier-Focused Patient Navigation for Depressed HIV Patients," The Quality of Behavioral Healthcare: A Drive for Change Through Research, Clearwater, FL.

–       (March 24-27, 2010) Chung, J. Y. Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Chattillion, E. (Poster). Cultural models of depression and help-seeking among low-income urban African Americans. The Annual Meeeting for the Society for the Applied Anthropology. Merida, México.

–       (February 2009) Guest lecturer, “Issues in Latin American Studies (II)” course, University of Maryland at College Park (Baltimore, US).

–        (October 17, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral communication): Maya Women of Kaqla – Negotiation of Gender and Ethnic Identity in Guatemala. Cotlow Student Research Conference. Washington DC, USA.

–       (August 7, 2008) Torres, C., Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Symposium): Trayendo la perspectiva de género en el análisis de las cuñas televisivas sobre VIH: un análisis de género sobre HIV-America. XVII International Aids Conference. Ciudad de Mexico DF, Mexico.

–       (July 24, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Invited speaker): Gender stereotypes in HIV AIDS TV spots. Universidad Rafael Landívar. Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

–       (May 24, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral communication and symposium): The women of
Kaqla: re-assertion of gender within the Pan Maya movement. Panel: Between Indianism and Feminism. First Conference on Race and Indigenous People in Latin America and the Caribbean. United States, San Diego.

–       (May 23, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral communication and symposium): Estilos de Prejucio en las Universidades de Guatemala. Panel: First Conference on Race and Indigenous People in Latin America and the Caribbean. United States, San Diego.

–       (August 3, 2006) Fernández-Dols , J.M., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Oceja, L. (Oral communication): Justice, abstraction and second cruelty”. International Social Justice Conference, Berlin.

–       (July 15, 2006) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Fernández-Dols, J.M., Molina, C. (Poster): Toward an encyclopedic account of “emotion concepts”: A comparison between the concept of shame in the U.S.A. and the concept of verguenza in Spain. 18th IACCP Congress, Isle of Spetses, Greece.

–       (September 22, 2005) Fernández-Dols, J.M., Oceja, L., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Álvarez, A., León, M. (Oral communication): “On moral illegibility, moral rigorism and war”. Small Group Meeting on Social Justice and Intergroup Conflict, Lisboa.

–        (July 21, 2002) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Parrott, G. (Poster): “Semantics and experiences of shame in Spanish and English” XII Conference International Society for Research on Emotion, Cuenca.

EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND REUNIONS ATTENDED

–             (May 22-24, 2008) First Conference on Race and Indigenous People in Latin America and the Caribbean. United States, San Diego.

–             (July 11-15, 2006) 18th International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress, Isle of Spetses, Greece.

–             (July 14-16, 2005) International Conference: Psychological Manipulation, Cultic Groups and Other Alternative Movements, UAM, Madrid.

–             (November 25, 2003) II Jornada Agustín Lafourcade: “El Mundo de las Emociones”, Fundación                                                            Lafourcade, Madrid.

–             (July 20-24, 2002) XII Conference International Society For Research on Emotion, Cuenca.

–             (May 31-June 2, 2002) Culturas en Contacto: Encuentros y Desencuentros, UCM, Madrid.

–             (September 6-8, 2001) XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington DC.

–             (November 27-28, 1998) II Jornadas de Psicología del Deporte, UAM, Madrid.

–             (July 21-26, 1998) International Congress of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. UNAM, Acapulco.

ORGANIZATION OF SEMINARS, REVIEWER AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

–          (2007-present) Reviewer for international scientific journals.

–          (2005-2007) Organization with other members of the Psychology faculty of a series of seminars about research topics in psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

 

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Professional Biography December 2011

Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza

Professional Biography

In my academic and professional trajectory the constant theme that emerges is a deep interest in conducting applied research from an interdisciplinar perspective. My personal background shaped my interests for the study of culture, and for trying to build a bridge between the academia and real world problems. I was born and raised in Spain, but my mother is from Guatemala, so I was always exposed to different cultures. My experiences in Guatemala confronted me with violence, inequalities, and racism, which developed into an urge to do applied research on disparities.

I undertook a PhD in Social Psychology, and conducted research on emotion concepts across cultures. I decided to come to the US to conduct a Master in Anthropology with a concentration in International Development to be able to do applied research in topics such as gender and ethnic health disparities. I conducted field research in Guatemala with a group of indigenous women, and I worked at the “Ethnic and Gender Department” at the Pan-American Health Organization doing research about HIV, gender, and ethnicity. Now I am currently working as a Research Project Coordinator at Georgetown University conducting applied research to reduce mental health disparities in community settings.  Since I started the Master in Communication, Culture, and Technology, I became very interested in the concept of positive deviance and social network analysis, so I am currently preparing a grant application to do research on social support networks among Latin American Immigrants.

 

 

 

 

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Personal Biography

Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza

Professional Biography

In my academic and professional trajectory the constant theme that emerges is a deep interest in conducting applied research from an interdisciplinar perspective. My personal background shaped my interests for the study of culture, and for trying to build a bridge between the academia and real world problems. I was born and raised in Spain, but my mother is from Guatemala, so I was always exposed to different cultures. My experiences in Guatemala confronted me with violence, inequalities, and racism, which developed into an urge to do applied research on disparities.

I undertook a PhD in Social Psychology, and conducted research on emotion concepts across cultures. I conducted a Master in Anthropology with a concentration in International Development to understand culture from a different perspective. I conducted field research in Guatemala with a group of indigenous women, and I worked at the “Ethnic and Gender Department” at the Pan-American Health Organization doing research about HIV, gender, and ethnicity. Now I am currently working as a Research Project Coordinator at Georgetown University conducting applied research to reduce mental health disparities in community settings.

I hope CCT will allow me to gain another angle to analyze culture, and to conduct applied research in the field of development.

 

 

 

 

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CV

Curriculum Vitae

 

Alejandra Hurtado de Mendoza Casaus

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/ DEGREES

(December 2008) Master in Anthropology – International Development Concentration. George Washington University (Washington DC, US).

 

– (January 2007) Doctorate (PhD) in Social Psychology, Universidad Autonoma Madrid (Madrid, Spain) (obtained the “Greatest Distinction, with applause of the Jury”).

– (December 2004) Master, International Relations and Global Economy – “Globalization and Economic Development”, Instituto  Universitario  de  Investigación  Ortega  y  Gasset  de  Madrid (Madrid, Spain).

 

– (June 2001) Graduated in Psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Spain).

 

TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

(September 2010 – June 2011) Research Project Coordinator, Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington DC, US).

 

– (January 2009 – June 2010) Research Assistant, Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington DC, US).

 

(August 2009 – August 2010) Consultant Panamerican Health Organization (Washington DC, US).

 

(January – May 2009) Instructor of “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology”, Department of Anthropology, An Honors University in Maryland (UMBC) (Baltimore, US).

 

(January-May 2009) Instructor of ‘Ethnicity, Politics and Nationalism’, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University (Washington DC, US).

 

–      (March-December 2008) Internship at PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) (Washington DC, US).

 

–     (September-December 2007) Internship in SID (Strategies for International Development) (Washington DC, US).

 

– (January-May 2007) Instructor of ‘Ethnicity, Politics and Nationalism’, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University (Washington DC, US).

 

– (November 2005) Teacher in a series of seminars about the psychological factors influencing sport referees at the Spanish Volleyball Federation (Madrid, Spain).

 

CURRENT SCIENTIFIC/PROFESSIONAL SITUATION

 

(September 2010 – June 2011) Research Project Coordinator, Georgetown University Medical Center (Washington DC, US).

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

–    Kaltman, S., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Gonzales, F., Serrano, A., Guarnaccia, P. (2011). Broadening the conceptualization of trauma experiences of women from Central and South America. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

 

–    (2011, in preparation). Hurtado de Mendoza, A. Fernadez-Dols, J. M., Molina, C. The archeology of emotion concepts: A lexicographic analysis of the concepts shame and vergüenza in synchrony and diachrony.

 

–       (2011) Dass-Brailsford, P., Thomley, R. Hurtado de Mendoza, A. Paying it Forward:  the Transformative Aspects of Volunteering after Hurricane Katrina. Traumatology, 17(1), 29-40.

–    (2010) Rodriguez Mosquera, P. M., Parrott, W. G., & Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (in press). I fear your envy, I rejoice in your coveting: On the ambivalent experience of being envied by others. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(5), 842-854.

 

–       (2010) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Fernández-Dols, J. M., Parrott, G. W., Carrera, P. Emotion terms, category structure, and the problem of translation: The case of vergüenza and shame. Cognition and Emotion 24(4), 661-680.

 

–        (2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. The Problem of Translation in Cross-Cultural Research on Emotion Concepts (Commentary on Choi & Han). International Journal of Dialogical Science, Special Issue – Cultural Psychology of Dialogical Self, 3, 241-248.

 

–        (2007) Fernández-Dols, J.M., Carrera, P., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., & Oceja, L.  Emotional Climate as Emotion Accessibility: How Countries Prime Emotions. Journal of Social Issues, 63, 339-352.

 

–        (2006) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. Estilos de prejucio en cuatro universidades de Guatemala [Styles of prejudice in four Guatemalan Universities. In: Investigación-propuesta para el diseno e implementación de políticas públicas contra el racismo y la discriminación (Dávila A, ed.). Supporting project to the Presidency and Vice-Presidency of Guatemala. Guatemala.

 

–        (2004) Fernández-Dols, J.M., Hurtado de Mendoza, A. & Jiménez de Lucas, I.. Culture of Peace: An Alternative Definition and its Measurement. Peace and conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 10:117-124.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS AND FIELDWORK

 

Consultant:  Modernization process and stakeholder’s network map for the Dominican Republic.

Place: Dominican Republic

Duration: 2 weeks (August 2011)

 

Research:  Improving communication with mental health patients in primary care

Place: Georgetown University Medical Center

Duration: 12 months (September 2009 – June 2011)

Research:  Latina mental health project

Place: Georgetown University Medical Center

Duration: 20 months (January 2009 – June 2011)

Research:  Sociocultural barriers among low-income African Americans

Place: Georgetown University Medical Center

Duration: 16 months (January 2009 – May 2010)

 

Research:  HIV-AIDS in indigenous populations in Latin America

Place: Panamerican Health Organization

Duration: 12 months (August 2009- August 2010)

Field work:  Research with a group of indigenous women in Guatemala to analyze ethnic and gender identity  within the Pan-Maya movement

Place: Guatemala.

Duration: Two months (June-July 2008)

 

Project title: “Characterization of the emotional experience: Conceptualization, description and behavior consequences”

Place: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Duration: Three years (2005-2008)

Director: Pilar Carrera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

 

Project title: “Applied research for public policies against racism and discrimination in Guatemala”

Place: Guatemala

Duration: 15 days (January 15-30, 2006).

Director: Rolando Castillo (United Nations Development Program)

 

Project title: “Trust map in Guatemala”

Place: Guatemala

Duration: 15 days (July 15-30, 2001).

Director: Jose Miguel Fernández Dols (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Project title: “Social Norms”

Place: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Duration: Three years (2000-2002).

Director: Jose Miguel Fernández Dols (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid).

Project title: “Development Project in Chuinimachicaj”.

Place: Guatemala.

Duration: Six years (1998-2004).

NGO:  (Equipo GUAM).

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND/OR AWARDS

 

– (June-July 2008) “Cotlow Award” (Anthropology Department of Georgetown University, Washington DC): mobility grant to undertake a field research with indigenous women in Guatemala.

 

– (May-November 2006) “FPU” (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain): mobility grant to undertake research for six months at Georgetown University.

 

– (October 2004-December 2005) “FPU” (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain): mobility grant to undertake research for three months at Georgetown University.

 

– (January 2003-June 2007) “FPU” (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain): grant to undertake the PhD for four years at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

 

– (September-December 2002) “Beca de Tercer Ciclo” (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain): grant to undertake PhD courses at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

 

– (August 2001-June 2002) “Becas USA”  (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain): mobility grant to study the first year of the PhD at Georgetown University.

 

– (March-July, 1999) “ERASMUS” (Commission of the European Union, Brussels): mobility grant to study for five months at the University of Amsterdam University.

 

 

LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Writing: very good, Reading: very good, Conversing: very good.

 

– SPANISH (native language): Writing: very good, Reading: very good, Conversing: very good.

INVITED SPEAKER, SYMPOSIUMS, ORAL COMMUNICATIONS AND/OR POSTERS

–       (Nov 2010) Green, B., Saunders, P., Power, E. Dass-Brailsford, P. Bhat Schelbert, K. Giller, E. Wissow, L. & Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Poster). Improving Communication between Primary Care Providers and their Trauma Patients. 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, November 4-6, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

- (June 2010) Torres, C. & Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral Communication). Main results of the qualitative research on the prevention of HIV for indigenous adolescents in 5 countries of Latin America. PAHO, Bolivia, La Paz.

- (May 2010) Chung, J., Walseman, K., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Moynihan, C., Alter, C., Brown, C., (Poster). "Bridging the Medical and Mental Health Divide Using Barrier-Focused Patient Navigation for Depressed HIV Patients," The Quality of Behavioral Healthcare: A Drive for Change Through Research, Clearwater, FL.

 

–       (March 24-27, 2010) Chung, J. Y. Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Chattillion, E. (Poster). Cultural models of depression and help-seeking among low-income urban African Americans. The Annual Meeeting for the Society for the Applied Anthropology. Merida, México.

 

–       (February 2009) Guest lecturer, “Issues in Latin American Studies (II)” course, University of Maryland at College Park (Baltimore, US).

 

–        (October 17, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral communication): Maya Women of Kaqla – Negotiation of Gender and Ethnic Identity in Guatemala. Cotlow Student Research Conference. Washington DC, USA.

 

–       (August 7, 2008) Torres, C., Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Symposium): Trayendo la perspectiva de género en el análisis de las cuñas televisivas sobre VIH: un análisis de género sobre HIV-America. XVII International Aids Conference. Ciudad de Mexico DF, Mexico.

 

–       (July 24, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Invited speaker): Gender stereotypes in HIV AIDS TV spots. Universidad Rafael Landívar. Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala.

 

–       (May 24, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral communication and symposium): The women of
Kaqla: re-assertion of gender within the Pan Maya movement. Panel: Between Indianism and Feminism. First Conference on Race and Indigenous People in Latin America and the Caribbean. United States, San Diego.

 

–       (May 23, 2008) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. (Oral communication and symposium): Estilos de Prejucio en las Universidades de Guatemala. Panel: First Conference on Race and Indigenous People in Latin America and the Caribbean. United States, San Diego.

 

–       (August 3, 2006) Fernández-Dols , J.M., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., & Oceja, L. (Oral communication): Justice, abstraction and second cruelty”. International Social Justice Conference, Berlin.

 

–       (July 15, 2006) Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Fernández-Dols, J.M. & Molina, C. (Poster): Toward an encyclopedic account of “emotion concepts”: A comparison between the concept of shame in the U.S.A. and the concept of verguenza in Spain. 18th IACCP Congress, Isle of Spetses, Greece.

 

–       (September 22, 2005) Fernández-Dols, J.M., Oceja, L., Hurtado de Mendoza, A., Álvarez, A.,& León, M. (Oral communication): “On moral illegibility, moral rigorism and war”. Small Group Meeting on Social Justice and Intergroup Conflict, Lisboa.

 

–        (July 21, 2002) Hurtado de Mendoza, A. & Parrott, G. (Poster): “Semantics and experiences of shame in Spanish and English” XII Conference International Society for Research on Emotion, Cuenca.

 

 

SOME INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND REUNIONS ATTENDED

–             (May 22-24, 2008) First Conference on Race and Indigenous People in Latin America and the Caribbean. United States, San Diego.

–             (July 11-15, 2006) 18th International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology Congress, Isle of Spetses, Greece.

–             (July 14-16, 2005) International Conference: Psychological Manipulation, Cultic Groups and Other Alternative Movements, UAM, Madrid.

–             (November 25, 2003) II Jornada Agustín Lafourcade: “El Mundo de las Emociones”, Fundación                                                            Lafourcade, Madrid.

–             (July 20-24, 2002) XII Conference International Society For Research on Emotion, Cuenca.

–             (May 31-June 2, 2002) Culturas en Contacto: Encuentros y Desencuentros, UCM, Madrid.

–             (September 6-8, 2001) XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington DC.

–             (November 27-28, 1998) II Jornadas de Psicología del Deporte, UAM, Madrid.

–             (July 21-26, 1998) International Congress of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. UNAM, Acapulco.

 

 

ORGANIZATION OF SEMINARS, REVIEWER AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

–          (2007-present) Reviewer for scientific journals such as “Revista de Estudios de Psicologia”.

–          (2005-2007) Organization with other members of the Psychology faculty of a series of seminars about research topics in psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

 

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