Before joining ICREA and Pompeu Fabra U. in 2010, I held professorships at the U. of California Riverside and the U. of Michigan. I obtained a PhD in Psychology from the U. of California Davis and was a funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the U. of California Berkeley. I am an appointed Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, SPSP, was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (2009-2015), and I am an Editorial Board Member for several top-tier scientific journals in social-personality and cultural psychology. My research has been funded by government and private grants from the US, Catalonia, and the EU. I have received awards from SPSP (Outstanding Mid-Career Contributions in Personality Psychology) and the American Psychological Association (Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award; U. Global Psychology award).
Using observational and experimental research designs and different types of data (survey, behavioral, social network) I examine the following issues: ACCULTURATION/MULTICULTURALISM: Dynamics and socio-cognitive correlates of managing two or more cultural affiliations and identities; Individual differences in bicultural identity structure; Biculturalism and social-networks; Consequences of biculturalism (social, cognitive, and adjustment-related). CULTURE AND PERSONALITY/SELF-CONCEPT: Identification and measurement of culture-specific and -general personality constructs; Interplay of cultural values and personality in predicting well-being; Bilingualism and self-schemas. CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS: Cultural/linguistic issues in the development and adaptation of psychological scales and tests; Combined emic-etic methodology.