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Ruth Katharina Ditlmann, Ph.D.

Portrait Ruth Katharina Ditlmann, Ph.D. (David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • National Identity
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Intergroup relations and contact
  • Migration, Integration, and Intercultural Conflicts
fon: +49 30 25491 457
fax: +49 30 25491 452
mail: ruth [dot] ditlmann [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the Research Unit

Since 10 2012
Senior Researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

09 200709 2012
PhD student at the Yale University Social Psychology Department.

09 200705 2009
Mphil, MS student at the Yale University Social Psychology Department.

08 201009 2012
Visiting Research Scholar at the Columbia University Psychology Department.

10 200108 2007
Student of Diplom Psychologie at Universit├Ąt Konstanz

08 200504 2006
Baden-Wuerttenberg CT Department of Higher Education Exchange Scholar Program and Cusanuswerk stipend for research internship at Yale University

08 200408 2005
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for an academic year at Yale University, Social Psychology Department..

Selected Publications

Ditlmann, R., & Laugnes, P. (in press). The (identification) cards you are dealt: Biased treatment of Anglos and Latinos using municipal-issued versus unofficial ID Cards. Journal of Political Psychology.

Lagunes, P., Levin, B., & Ditlmann, R. (2012). Documenting the undocumented: A review of the United States’ first municipal ID program. Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, 24.

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Ditlmann, R. K., & West, T. V. (in press). Intergroup relations in post-conflict contexts: How the past influences the present (and the future). In K. J. Jonas & T. Morton (Eds.), Restoring civil societies: The psychology of intervention and engagement following crisis. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Dovidio, J. F., Gluszek, A., John, M. S., Ditlmann, R., & Lagunes, P. (2010). Understanding bias toward Latinos: Discrimination, dimensions of difference, and experience of exclusion. Journal of Social Issues, 66(1), 59 - 78.

Ditlmann, R. K., Purdie-Vaughns, V., & Eibach, R. (2010). Heritage and ideology-based national identites and their implications for immigrant citizen relations in the United States and in Germany. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35 (4), 395-405.

Purdie-Vaughns, V. & Ditlmann, R. K. (2010). Reflections on diversity science in social psychology. Psychological Inquiry 21(2), 153-159.