Ufkes, dr. E.G. (Elze)

Assistant professor






Mo. / Tu. / Thu. / Fr.



Cubicus, room C237



+31 (0)53 – 489 1162



+31 (0)53 – 489 5279



(room C243a)



+31 (0)53 – 489 2895




Personal website










My work focuses on how intergroup relations affect daily-life behavior. I am particularly interested in how group processes—such as identification, stereotyping and intergroup emotions—influence conflict perceptions and behavior, both on a societal as well as a dyadic level.

Please refer to my personal website for an overview of current projects and the most recent list of publications: http://www.elzeufkes.com.




Master PCRS: Group Dynamics and Intervention



University College: Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences



Bachelor Psychology Module: Psychology of Safety



Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses




Program committee IGS


Peer-reviewed publications

Ufkes, E. G., Calcagno, J., Glasford, D. E. & Dovidio, J. F. (2016). Understanding how common ingroup identity undermines collective action among disadvantaged-group members. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 63, 26-35. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2015.11.006

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Ufkes, E. G., Saguy, T., & Pearson, A. R. (2016). Included but invisible? Subtle bias, common identity, and the darker side of “we”. Social Issues and Policy Review, 10, 6-46. http://doi.org/10.1111/sipr.12017

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., Giebels, E., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). Urban district identity as a common ingroup identity: The different role of ingroup prototypicality for minority and majority groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 706-716. doi:10.1002/ejsp.1888

Ufkes, E. G., Giebels, E., Otten, S., & Van der Zee, K. I. (2012). The effectiveness of a mediation program in symmetrical versus asymmetrical neighbor-to-neighbor conflicts. International Journal of Conflict Management, 23, 290-306. doi:10.1108/10444061211248985

Dutch Publications

Dutch popular & professional publications

Ufkes, E. G., & Giebels, E. (2012, April). Welke conflicten lenen zich voor buurtbemiddeling? [Which conflicts are suitable for neighborhood mediation?]. Tijdschrift Conflicthantering, 2, 7 – 11. Invited contribution.

Ufkes, E. G. (2011, April). Buren Conflicten in Cultureel Diverse Wijken [Neighbor Conflicts in Cultural Diverse Urban Districts]. Sociale Vraagstukken. Invited contribution to Dutch opinion website click here for link.

Ufkes E. G. (2010). Culturele diversiteit binnen één wij(k). [Cultural diversity within one we/urban district]. In-Mind the Netherlands. Invited contribution to website for non-scientific people interested in social sciences click here for link.

Commissioned reports

Ufkes, E. G., Giebels, E., Hilbrands, P., & Vogel, J. (2015). Modellenboek trainingen agressie en geweld in de publieke context [Training programs for dealing with aggression and violence in public contexts]. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente. Commissioned by the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations.

Ufkes, E. G., & Giebels, E. (2014). Literatuurverkenning Agressie en Geweld Tegen Werknemers met een Publieke Taak. [Literature Review on Aggression and Violence against Employees with a Public Task]. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente. Commissioned by the Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations. click here for link.

Ufkes, E. G., Otten, S., Van der Zee, K. I., & Giebels, E. (2009). Beeldvorming en Conflicten [Intergroup Attitudes and Conflicts] In M. M. Koekkoek & A. Flache (eds.). Interventies voor een Leefbare wijk [Interventions for Invigorated Urban Districts]. Assen, the Netherlands: Van Gorcum.