Johanna Ray Vollhardt Ph.D.
Johanna Ray Vollhardt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Clark University, where she directs the doctoral program in Social Psychology and is affiliated with the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS). Dr. Vollhardt is a founding co-editor of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology and is currently Vice President of the International Society of Political Psychology. She received the Dissertation Award and Erik Erikson Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology. Her Ph.D. is from the Psychology of Peace and Violence program at UMass Amherst.
Dr. Vollhardt’s research focuses on collective victimization, particularly the different ways in which people perceive these experiences. Additionally, she studies the psychological effects of acknowledgment and denial, resistance in violent and repressive contexts, and group-based power.