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Faculty Profiles

Lisa Droogendyk

Lisa Droogendyk


Dr. Lisa Droogendyk is a Professor of Psychology. Lisa received her BA in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and her MA and PhD in Social Psychology from Simon Fraser University. Her academic research interests are focused on collective action – when individuals take action to improve conditions for their group. She is especially interested in resistance among members of oppressed groups, and outcomes of environmental activism. Lisa is an associate editor at In-Mind Magazine ( and a founding member of the Academic Mental Health Collective (

Selected publications:

Droogendyk, L., & Wright, S.C. (in press). A social psychological examination of the empowering role of language in Indigenous resistance. Manuscript in press at Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

Droogendyk, L., Louis, W. R., & Wright, S. C. (2016). Renewed promise for positive cross-group contact: The role of supportive contact in empowering collective action. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue Canadienne Des Sciences Du Comportement, 48(4), 317-327

Droogendyk, L., Wright, S. C., Lubensky, M., & Louis, W. R. (2016). Acting in solidarity: Cross‐group contact between disadvantaged group members and advantaged group allies. Journal of Social Issues, 72(2), 315-334