Sandra Jovchelovitch

Sandra Jovchelovitch

Invited Speaker for Walt Lonner's Lecture, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

IACCP 2018, Sandra Jovchelovitch, Psychology Researcher

Sandra Jovchelovitch is Professor of Social Psychology at the LSE where she directs the Master Programme in Social and Cultural Psychology. She was educated in Brazil and at the London School of Economics, where she received her PhD in 1995. Her research interests focus on the socio-cultural psychology of development, community and public spheres. Before coming to England she worked as a clinical and social psychologist involved in the process of health reform and de-institutionalisation of the mentally ill. She has received distinguished invitations to act as visiting professor at the Maison de Sciences de l’Homme in France, the University of Stockholm in Sweden, the University of Padova in Italy, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Hungary, the ISCTE in Lisbon, amongst others. She held a professorial appointment at the Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1998) and is regularly invited to teach and work in Brazil under the auspices of CNPq, the Brazilian National Research Council. Sandra maintains substantive research and teaching activities in her native Brazil and is the author of Knowledge in Context: Representations, community and culture (Routledge, 2007), Underground Sociabilities: identity, culture and resistance in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro (UNESCO, 2013, with J Priego-Hernandez), Development as Social Process (Routledge, 2013, with S Moscovici and B Wagoner). Her work in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro is the basis of a practical toolkit on bottom-up social development being implemented globally by UNESCO. Her current research focuses on human resilience, self-esteem and development in Brazil and Colombia