I am interested in individuals who have multiple social identities of distinct status. My research concerns in particular individuals with an inherited low-status identity (e.g., women or ethnic minorities) who have achieved high status through professional upward mobility (e.g., managers, scientists). More broadly, my recent projects include the following areas of research: the glass cliff, the managerial gender pay gap, social mobility, and ambivalent sexism.
Triangulation of research methods: I work with archival data, quantitative (experimental studies, questionnaires), and qualitative (interviews, comments) methods.
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Gender Psychology
- Prejudice and Stereotyping
- Self and Identity
- Haslam, S. A., Ryan, M. K., Kulich, C., Trojanowski, G., & Atkins, C. (2010). Investing with prejudice: Evidence that the appointment of women to company boards is associated with lower stock-market value but not lower accountancy-based performance. British Journal of Management, 21, 484-497.
- Kulich, C., Ryan, M. K., & Haslam, S. A. (forthcoming March 2014; online publication 2013).The political glass cliff: Understanding how seat selection contributes to the under-performance of ethnic minority candidates. Political Research Quarterly. Doi: 10.1177/1065912913495740
- Kulich, C., Ryan, M. K., & Haslam, S. A. (2007). Where is the romance for women leaders? The effects of gender on leadership attributions and performance-based pay. Applied Psychology: An International Review Special Issue, 56, 582-601.
- Kulich, C., Trojanowski, G., Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., & Renneboog, L. D. R. (2011). Who gets the carrot and who gets the stick? Evidence of gender disparities in executive remuneration. Strategic Management Journal, 32, 301-321.
- Maybe, C., Kulich, C., & Lorenzi-Cioldi (2012). Knowledge leadership in global scientific research: Does gender and nationality matter? International Journal of Human Resources Management, 23(12), 2450-2467.
- Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Hersby, M. D., Kulich, C., & Atkins, C. (2007). Opting out or pushed off the edge? The glass cliff and the precariousness of women’s leadership positions. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 266-269.
- Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., & Kulich, C. (2010). Politics and the glass cliff: Evidence that women are preferentially selected to contest hard-to-win seats. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 56-64.
- Kulich, C., El Sehity, T., & Kirchler, E. (2004). Lexikographische Analyse von freien Assoziationen – eine strukturelle Analyse sozialer Vorstellungen (Repräsentationen). PsyDok – Volltextserie der virtuellen Fachbibliothek Psychologie.
- Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Hersby, M. D., Kulich, C., & Wilson-Kovacs, D. M. (2009). The stress of working on the edge: Examining the implications of glass cliffs for both women and organizations. In M. Barreto, M. K. Ryan, & M. Schmitt (Eds), Barriers to diversity: The glass ceiling 20 years on (pp. 153-165). London: APA Division 35 Book Series.
- Ryan, M. K., Haslam, S. A., Wilson-Kovacs, M. D., Hersby, M. D., & Kulich, C. (2007). The glass cliff: Precariousness beyond the glass ceiling. A CIPD Executive Briefing. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
- Ryan, M. K., Kulich, C., Haslam, S. A., Hersby, M., & Atkins, C. (2008). Examining gendered experiences beyond the glass ceiling: The precariousness of the glass cliff and the gender pay gap. In S. Vinnicombe, R. Burke, V. Singh, D. Bilimoria & M. Huse (Eds.), Women on corporate boards of directors: Research and practice (pp. 165-183). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
- Applied Social Psychology (Bachelor)
- Identity Dynamics and Stigmatised Groups (master, lecture)
- Research Seminar (master, seminar)
- Social Psychology of Gender (master, lecture)
School of Psychology and Educational Sciences
University of Geneva
Boulevard du Pont d'Arve 40
- Phone: +41 22 379 93 12