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Kevin Durrheim

I am professor of psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. My broad interests are in the field of social psychology of intergroup relations. I have a program of research related to racism, segregation and social change which is embedded in the South African context in which I work and live. My publications Race Trouble (Durrheim, Mtose & Brown, 2011, UKZN/ Lexington Press) and Racial Encounter (Durrheim & Dixon, 2005, Routledge) have developed from this research program. I have also published methods textbooks that have been quite widely used in South Africa:  Research in Practice (Terreblanche, Durrheim, Painter, 1999, 2006, UCT Press) and Numbers, Hypotheses and Conclusions (2002, 2006, Tredoux & Durrheim, UCT Press). My interest in methodology and intergroup contact both sparked interest in developing a technology that allows social psychologists to study intergroup phenomena like contact in evolutionary and interactive contexts (see www.viappl.org). I have loved the many challenges that VIAPPL presents and the collaboration and exciting research it makes possible.