Scientific Staff

Ufkes, dr. E.G. (Elze)

Assistant professor

Presence: Mo. / Tu. / Thu. / Fr.
Building: Cubicus, room C237
Telephone: +31 (0)53 – 489 1162
Secretary: +31 (0)53 – 489 5279
(room C243a)
Fax: +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:


  • Master PCRS: Group Dynamics and Intervention, 201100014
  • University College: Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology
  • Bachelor Psychology Module: Psychology of Safety, 201400121
  • Supervision of Bachelor and Master theses, 201000150/201000153


  • Program committee IGS


Peer-reviewed publications

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.

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.