Graduate Students

Léa Bragoli-Barzan

Lea Bragoli-Barzan

I received my bachelor’s degree from Université de Montréal in 2015 and I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in research and clinical psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal. My research interests mainly focus on clarifying the cultural integration concept by exploring the relationship between cultural identity integration (integration of at least two cultures in one’s identity) and cultural social integration (creation of multicultural social networks) of immigrants. I am also interested in the way immigrants integrate and deal with their multiculturalism and its impact on their well-being. My research interests stem from my diverse cultural origins as well as from my multiethnic interpersonal relationships. I am passionate about the cross-cultural domain and I hope my research will allow me to be able to use this knowledge in my clinical interventions with the immigrant population.

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Maylys Rapaport

Maylys - Photo Hello ! My name is Maylys Rapaport. I obtained my BA in psychology in France at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaures in 2015. I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in research and clinical psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal. My main domain of interest is on the role of romantic relationships in the acculturation process of several cultural migrant groups, in particular Maghrebi migrants in Canada. Specifically, my thesis aims to examine the impact of both romantic partner on their respective acculturation process, as well as the impact of acculturation on their relationship harmony. Do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in these matters: . Have a nice day !

Sarah Benkirane

Sarah_Benkirane_photo Hello! My name is Sarah Benkirane and I completed my bachelors’ degree in psychology at Concordia University in Montréal in 2018. My specialisation thesis focused on the influence of heart rate variability on acculturation and perception of discrimination in Maghreb immigrants in Montreal. I am currently pursing a PhD in clinical psychology. I am interested in social psychophysiology (how do different biological factors influence social behaviours?), particularly in immigrant populations. I am also interested in the perception and access to mental health services for immigrants. If you have any questions or are interested in my research please feel free to contact me by email: I look forward to hearing from you!

Anna Medvetskaya

Anna_Medvetskaya_photoI earned my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in psychology from Concordia University in 2018. Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate pursuing my degree in research and clinical psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal. My research interests broadly concern adaptation of immigrants and psychological changes that it implies. I am interested in investigating a precursor of successful adaptation – the process of acculturation that involves changes in identities, values and behaviors, and its impact on well-being. More specifically, I am interested in exploring acculturation within the context of daily life. That is, what exact changes do immigrants implement in real life being guided by situational demands, and how does this process affect their feelings of identity. Another closely related area of my research interests is cultural scripts of emotions and values. I am interested in exploring how these scripts may facilitate or hinder the process of psychological acculturation and how this knowledge can be implemented in psychological interventions.

Émilie Gagnon-St-Pierre

Emilie_Gagnon-St-Pierre_photoHello, my name is Emilie Gagnon-St-Pierre and I completed my bachelors’ degree in psychology at l’Université du Québec à Montréal in the winter of 2018. Having done an honour thesis in the last year of my bachelor, I was able to confirm my research interest and I am currently starting my PhD in psychology (research and intervention). During my thesis, I wish to apply the knowledge available in the field of logical reasoning to the study of intergroup relations. I believe that a better understanding of the cognitive processes behind prejudice and stereotype could lead to improving the relations between distinct groups. You can contact me at the following address for more information:


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