Nour Kteily
Nour Kteily

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

Print Overview

Nour Kteily is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations. His research uses the tools of social psychology to investigate how and why social hierarchy and power disparities between groups emerge, and how this influences intergroup relations and prospects for conflict resolution. He is particularly interested in investigating the psychological mechanisms, at both the individual and group levels, that predict support for challenging versus maintaining hierarchy in society. Recently, he has been exploringing the role of blatant dehumanization in this process.  His work has frequently explored these issues in the context of real-world conflicts of great consequence, such as the conflict in the Middle East and the Boston Marathon bombings. Professor Kteily's research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. His work has also been featured in popular press outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. Professor Kteily received his B.Sc. with First Class Honors from McGill University, his PhD in social psychology from Harvard University, and received a Postdoctoral Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada.

Areas of Expertise
Intergroup Behavior
Social Media

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2013, Psychology, Harvard University, Harvard University
M.A., 2010, Psychology, Harvard University
B.Sc., 2008, Psychology, McGill University, First-­Class Honors

Academic Positions
Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2014-present
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 2013-2014
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014

Honors and Awards
Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award, Association for Psychological Science, 2016
Kellogg MSMS Professor of the Year, 2016
Best Empirical/Theoretical Paper Award, Academy of Management Conference, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management, 2016
Academy of Management Division Best Paper, Academy of Management, 2016
Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, Society for the Study of Social Issues, 2014
Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, 2011
Raiffa Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, Program on Negotiation at Harvard University, 2010
First-Class Honors Distinction, McGill University, 2008
J.W. McConnell Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement, McGill University, 2007

Editorial Positions
Consulting Editor, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2017

Print Research
Research Interests
Psychology, Intergroup Behavior, and Negotiations

Kteily, Nour and Jennifer Richeson. 2016. Perceiving the World Through Hierarchy-Shaped Glasses: On the Need to Embed Social Identity Effects on Perception Within the Broader Context of Intergroup Hierarchy. Psychological Inquiry. 27(4): 327-334.
Kteily, Nour and Emile Bruneau. 2017. Backlash: The Politics and Real-World Consequences of Minority Group Dehumanization. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 43(1): 87-104.
Kteily, Nour, J. Sheehy-Skeffington and Arnold Ho. 2017. Hierarchy in the Eye of the Beholder: (Anti-) Egalitarianism Shapes Perceived Levels of Social Inequality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Kteily, Nour, G. Hodson and E. Bruneau. 2016. "They See Us As Less Than Human": Meta-Dehumanization Predicts Intergroup Conflict Via Reciprocal Dehumanization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 110(3): 343-370.
Levin, Shana, Nour Kteily, Felicia Pratto, Jim Sidanius and Miriam Matthews. 2015. Muslims' emotions towards Americans predict support for Hezbollah and Al Qaeda for threat-specific reasons. Motivation and Emotion.
Ho, Arnold, Jim Sidanius, Nour Kteily, Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, Felicia Pratto, Rob Foels and Andrew Stewart. 2015. The Nature of Social Dominance Orientation: Theorizing and Measuring Preferences for Intergroup Inequality Using the New SDO7 Scale. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Kteily, Nour, E. Bruneau, Adam Waytz and Sarah Cotterill. 2015. 'The Ascent of Man': A Theoretical and Empirical Case for Blatant Dehumanization. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 109: 901-931.
Sidanius, J., Nour Kteily, S. Levin, F. Pratto and Milan Obaidi. 2015. Support for Asymmetric Violence among Arab Populations: The Clash of Cultures, Social Identity, or Counter- Dominance?. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
Pratto, F., J. Sidanius, F. BouZeineddine, Nour Kteily and S. Levin. 2014. When domestic policies and international relations intermesh: Subordinated publics’ factional support within layered power structures. Foreign Policy Analysis. 10: 127-­148.
Saguy, T. and Nour Kteily. 2014. Power, Negotiations, and the Anticipation of Intergroup Encounters. European Review of Social Psychology.
Kteily, Nour, S. Cotterill, J. Sidanius, J. Sheehy-Skeffington and R. Bergh. 2014. Not one of us: Predictors and consequences of denying ingroup characteristics to ambiguous suspects. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 40(10): 1231-1247.
Hodson, G., Nour Kteily and M. Hoffarth. 2014. Of Filthy Pigs and Subhuman Mongrels: Dehumanization, Disgust, and Intergroup Prejudice. Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology. 21(3): 267-284.
Thomsen, L., M. Obaidi, J. Sheehy-Skeffington, Nour Kteily and J. Sidanius. 2014. Individual differences in relational motives interact with the political context to produce terrorism and terrorism-support. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 37(4): 377-378.
Guimond, S., R. Crisp, P. DeOliviera, R. Kamiejski, Nour Kteily, B. Kuepper, R. N. Lalonde, S. Levin, F. Pratto, F. Tougas, J. Sidanius and A. Zick. 2013. Integration policy and prejudice: Testing universal theories and culture- specific models of intergroup relations across four Western nations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 104: 941-958.
Kteily, Nour, T. Saguy, J. Sidanius and D. M. Taylor. 2013. Negotiating Power: Agenda Ordering and the Willingness to Negotiate in Asymmetric Intergroup Conflicts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 105(6): 978-995.
Sidanius, J., Nour Kteily, J. S. Skeffington, A. K. Ho, B. Duriez and C. Sibley. 2013. You're inferior and not worth our concern: The interface between empathy and social dominance orientation. Journal of Personality. 81: 313-323.
Levin, S., F. Pratto, M. Matthews, J. Sidanius and Nour Kteily. 2012. A dual process approach to understanding prejudice toward Americans in Lebanon: An extension to intergroup threat perceptions and emotions. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. 14: 1-20.
Ho, A. K., J. Sidanius, F. Pratto, S. Levin, L. Thomsen, Nour Kteily and J. Sheehy-Skeffington. 2012. Social Dominance Orientation: Revisiting the Structure and Function of a Variable Predicting Social and Political Attitudes. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 38: 583-606.
Kteily, Nour, A. K. Ho and J. Sidanius. 2012. Hierarchy in the mind: The predictive power of Social Dominance Orientation across social contexts and domains. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48: 543-549.
Levin, S., M. Matthews, S. Guimond, J. Sidanius, F. Pratto, Nour Kteily, E. V. Pitpitan and T Dover. 2012. Assimilation, Multiculturalism, and Colorblindness: Mediated and moderated relationships between social dominance orientation and prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 48: 207-212.
Kteily, Nour, J. Sidanius and S. Levin. 2011. Social Dominance Orientation: Cause or Mere Effect? Evidence for SDO as a causal predictor of prejudice and discrimination against ethnic and racial outgroups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 47: 108-­114.
Saguy, T. and Nour Kteily. 2011. Inside the opponent's head: Losses in group position predict accuracy in metaperceptions between groups. Psychological Science. 22: 951-958.
Working Papers
Ho, A. K., Nour Kteily and R. Ward. 2017. Hypodescent and the Racial Hierarchy Effect.
Ho, A. K., Nour Kteily and J. M. Chen. 2017. Egalitarian Values and Collective Action Support Underpin Racial Minority Group Members' Categorization of Multiracials.
Kteily, Nour, G. Hodson, K. Dhont and A. K. Ho. 2017. Too Ideologically Extreme, Close-Minded, or Highly Identified for Prejudice Reduction? Testing the Unique Benefits of Intergroup Contract Across Different Types of Individual Differences.
Book Chapters
Sidanius, Jim, Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington, Sarah Cotterill, Nour Kteily and Carvacho Hector. 2015. "Social dominance theory: Explorations in the psychology of oppression. Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice.." edited by Chris Sibley, Fiona Kate Barlow.
Kteily, Nour and S. Cotterill. "Is the Defendant White or Not?." New York Times, January 23.

Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Negotiations, Intergroup Behavior
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Negotiations (MORS-470-0)
This course is designed to provide both the fundamentals of negotiation strategy, as well as a broad application of these fundamentals to advanced topics. The goal is to improve students' skills in all phases of negotiation: understanding prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to dyadic and multiparty negotiations, to buyer-seller transactions and the resolution of disputes, to the development of negotiation strategy and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including one-on-one, multi-party, cross-cultural, third-party and team negotiations. There is an attendance policy.

Negotiations Fundamentals (MORS-472-5)
This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of negotiation strategy and to improve students' skills in all phases of negotiation. The course provides an understanding of prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to two party negotiations, team negotiations, resolution of disputes, agents and ethics, and management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts. Attendance at every class meeting is mandatory.

Negotiations (MORSM-470-0)