Mengyao Li, Ph.D.

Extra information

Member of the institute: May 2017 – May 2022

Research Focus

Intergroup conflicts and violence; justice and morality; conflict resolution and reconciliation; social identity; transitional justice; human rights

Academic Career

  • 2015-2017: Ph.D. in Social Psychology (with concentrations in the Psychology of Peace and Violence and Quantitative Methods), University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • 2012-2015: M.S. in Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  • 2008-2012: B.A. in Psychology and Human Rights, Bard College, USA


Each year, since 2003, the editorial team of the EJSP awards a prize to the best paper published in EJSP to have been first-authored by a researcher within three years of their doctoral degree.

Winner of the EJSP Early Career Best Manuscript Award 2018:

Li, M., Leidner, B., Petrović, N., Orazani, S. N., & Rad, M. S. (2018). The role of retributive justice and the use of international criminal tribunals in post‐conflict reconciliationEuropean Journal of Social Psychology, 48(2), O133–O151.

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