Dr Séamus Power

Dr Séamus Power

Visiting Senior Fellow

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Culture, Field social psychology, Migration, Social movements, World-making

About me

Séamus Power is a transdisciplinary scholar with specific expertise in cultural, social, and political psychology and mixed qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. His empirical research centers on economic inequality and social change and on migration and cultural collisions. Theoretically Séamus is interested in the world-making possibilities of psychological science. He uses field social psychological methods in his own empirical research. He is currently finalizing a book for Cambridge University Press, titled “Inequality – the view from manywheres.” The book is about how people comprehend, and experience, two global stories of economic growth and what this means for the future of capitalism and for humanity in the era of global warming. We are consistently bombarded with news and even hard evidence that the super-rich are getting richer, leaving the rest of us behind. At the same time, the lives that many of us now live are richer than was possible for most other people in human history. We’ve never had it so good, but it can often feel like we simply don’t have enough. How do we reconcile these two opposing narratives? And what are the consequences of such a reconciliation for humanity into the future? Answering these questions is the central theme of this book.

Séamus Power is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen. In Fall 2023, he was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University and he spent Winter, 2024, at the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. His Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ph.D., and M.A. are in Comparative Human Development from the University of Chicago. His M.Phil in Social and Developmental Psychology is from the University of Cambridge and his BSc. was in Applied Psychology from University College Cork.

Expertise Details

Culture; Field social psychology; Migration; Social movements; World-making

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