Dr Renata Bongiorno

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Dr Renata Bongiorno is a social psychologist, with expertise in gender inequality, collective action and social change. Renata was awarded her PhD from the Australian National University in December 2010. Her PhD research uncovered a new form of prejudice towards women, showing that assertive female leaders are now rewarded, while tentativeness has become a source of prejudice. Since completing her PhD, Renata has been employed in a number of research roles, including by Melbourne Business School to examine barriers the uptake of flexible workplace practices, and at The University of Queensland to examine biases affecting the prosecution of sexual assault cases. Renata’s current research is focused on the psychological factors that contribute to (varied) reactions towards perpetrators and victims of sexual harassment, and mobilising men’s action in support of gender equality.

Research Impacts

My research has received the following media coverage

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University

Publications

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • McGarty, Craig, Bongiorno, Renata and Bliuc, Ana-Maria (2010). Categorization. In John M. Levine and Michael A. Hogg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (pp. 67-73) Thousand Oakes, CA, United Sates: Sage. doi:10.4135/9781412972017.n22

  • McGarty, C, Bluic, A-M and Bongiorno, R. (2010). Depersonalization. In John M. Levine and Michael A. Hogg (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations (pp. 198-200) New Delhi: Sage. doi:10.4135/9781412972017.n61

Journal Article