Gemma Sáez Díaz

CITEC Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction TechnologyGemma Saéz Díaz
Research building
Inspiration 1 / Zehlendorfer Damm 199
33619 Bielefeld



Room: to be announced
Phone: to be announced
Fax: ++49 (0)521 106-6560
Office hours: on appointment (via Email)


Duration of stay: 31.08. - 30.11.2015

Research Interest

My research focuses on gender discrimination and the most subtle ways of gender violence. I integrate the Sexual Objectification Theory (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997) and the Ambivalent Sexism Theory (Glick and Fiske, 1996) to explore the effects of sexual objectification encounters in legitimizing sexist ideologies.
One of my research lines is to analyze the power felt by women during sexually objectifying interactions as a tool to maintain women’s status quo and their disadvantaged social position.
Another line of research is to explore the reason why men sexually objectify women, and to examine the relationship between interpersonal and ideology variables and sexual objectification perpetration.
Moreover, I explore the sexual objectification phenomenon across different countries analyzing the importance of cultural factors in the sexual objectification phenomenon.

  • Sexual Objectification
  • Sexual Violence
  • Gender Violence
  • Sexism
  • Harassment

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