Angelika Love is a social psychologist based at the University of Oxford's Department of Experimental Psychology and specifically the Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict.

In her doctoral research, Angelika studies how relationships between groups change when the boundaries between "ingroup" and "outgroup" become increasingly blurred. She focusses especially on the involvement of multiethnic individuals in intergroup processes and uses social network analysis to investigate: Who in our friendship networks builds relationship bridges between different social groups? How does being in a bridge-building position affect wellbeing? Can connecting otherwise disconnected social groups via an intermediary facilitate better intergroup relations?

Previously, Angelika completed her MSc in Cross-Cultural Psychology at Osnabrück University in Germany and also obtained a first class BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford.

Angelika contributes to the public discourse on social integration in collaborations with charities and policy makers. In her spare time, among other activities, she organises a leadership programme for female graduate students.

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Cumberland Lodge Scholar, 2018-20
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