Merve Armagan is a second year doctoral student in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Previously, she worked as a Research Fellow in the Sidanius Lab at Harvard University.
Merve’s research interest is in health psychology, specifically, exploring the biopsychosocial context of Syrian refugees’ well-being in her native Turkey. Her research interest has evolved throughout her involvement in various institutions such as UCLA, Utrecht University, and Harvard University. She received an Honor's degree in Psychology from Istanbul Sehir University in 2016. Before Sidanius Lab, she was a summer research assistant in Harvard University's Gilbert Lab and also Utrecht University's ERCOMER (European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations), in the Netherlands. She also worked as the Coordinator of PAMER (Postcolonial Studies Research Center) in Uskudar University, Turkey. She won the "Young Social Entrepreneur of 2014" award from MUSIAD as she founded a women's organization in Turkey.
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