Milan Obaidi

Associate Professor - Department of Psychology

Academic interests

  • Islamist and Right-wing extremism

  • Political extremism

  • Intergroup Relations

  • Migration

  • Identity and group processes

  • Prejudice, discrimination and deprivation

  • Social, Cultural, Political and Personality Psychology


  • PSY3095 - Helsefremmende og forebyggende arbeid (3): Kultur- og samfunnspsykologiske perspektive

  • PSY2102 - Social Cognition and Emotion

  • PSYPSY411 - Applied Social Psychology

  • PSY4130 - Promoting Change through Social Psychology


I am supervising Master's/Global Minds/Profession and Bachelor's students.


Milan Obaidi is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. Milan holds a Bachelor of psychology from Aalborg University, and a Master of psychology from Copenhagen University. During his Master’s studies he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Department of Psychology. Further, Milan holds a Master of Research and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences (2016) from the European University Institute under supervision of Professor Olivier Roy and Professor James Sidanius. Moreover, during his PhD, and postdoc he had various research stays at leading labs on intergroup relations at Harvard and Yale working with Professor James Sidanius and Professor John F. Dovidio. Prior to his current position at the Department of Psychology Milan was an Assistant Professor (Postdoctoral Fellow) at C-Rex and prior to that a Sasakawa postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University at the Department of Psychology working with Associate Professor Nazar Akrami.

In collaboration with Professor Jonas R. Kunst, he leads the Culture, Society and Behavior research lab (


2020: Associate Professor

2019: Assistant Professor / Postdoctoral fellow / C-REX - Center for Research on Extremsim 

2018 - 2019 : Associated Fellow at Jack F. Dovidio Lab / Yale University

2017 - 2018 : Associated Fellow at Sidanius Lab / Harvard University

2016 - 2018:  Sasakawa Postdoctoral fellow / Uppsala University      

2012 - 2016: PhD candidate / European University Institute 

2009 - 2011: Master's degree in psychology / University of Copenhagen

2007 - 2009: Visiting Fulbright Scholar / Harvard University

2003 - 2006: Bachelor's degree in general psychology / University of Aalborg

Tags: Cultural and Community Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality psychology, Political Psychology
Published Jan. 11, 2021 8:30 AM - Last modified Aug. 17, 2021 4:24 PM