Dr. Alina S. Hernandez Bark

Assistant Professor &
Deputy Head of Department


Goethe Universität · Institut für Psychologie · Abt. Sozialpsychologie
Hauspostfach 74 · 60323 Frankfurt

Campus Westend · Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 · 60323 Frankfurt
Gebäude PEG · Raum 5.G032

Phone: +49 (0)69 798-35290
eMail: HernandezBark@psych.uni-frankfurt.de

Office hours: Upon agreement, PEG building, room 5.G032

About me

Before my studies, I worked at Ina / FAG Iberia in Spain. During my studies I and due to my experiences as research assistant, tutor and research intern, I discovered my love for research and academic working. Since 2010 I work at the Goethe University, first as PhD, then as Post-Doc and now as deputy head of department, and enjoy the variety and autonomy that my job offers me. I love applied science and the exchange with practioners and aim at making the world a better place – at least a little bit.


  • since 2018: deputy head of department, Social Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2015: finalist for the best dissertation in social science, Körber-Stiftung
  • 2015 award for the best dissertation, friends and patrons of Goethe University Frankfurt (first place, 5.000€)
  • 2010-2014: PhD with honours (summa cum laude), Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2013: Visiting researcher of Prof. Alice H. Eagly at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
  • 2008: Studies abroad, Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
  • 2005-2010: Undergraduate & graduate studies in Psychology, University 
    of Bielefeld (with honours)

Research interests

  • Gender & Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Digital Change / Work 4.0
  • Ingroup and Intergroup behavior


  • 2015: award for the best dissertation, friends and patrons of Goethe University Frankfurt (first place, 5.000€)
  • 2015: finalist for the best dissertation in social science, Körber-Stiftung



  • Lecture „Social Psychology“ (WS 2016/2017)
  • Seminar:
    • Stereotype im organisationalen Kontext (SoSe 2011, WS 2013/2014, SoSe 2015, SoSe 2016)
    • Gruppenprozesse und Führung (WS 2011/2012, WS 2012/2013, SoSe 2013, SoSe 2014)
    • Gender and leadership (WS 2014/2015, WS 2015/2016)
    • Diskriminierung in Organisationen (SoSe 2017)
    • Interaktionen in und zwischen Gruppen (SoSe 2019)
    • Is it me or your perception of me? (WS19/20)


  • Lecture „Organizational Psychology“ (WS 2016/2017)
  • Seminar:
    • Social Identity Processes in Organizations (WS 2010/2011, SoSe 2012)
    • Digital Leadership (SoSe 2019)


Supervision of more than 90 Bachelor and Master theses

Selected Publications:

Peer-reviewed Journals:

    • March, E., Grieve, R., Clancy, E., Klettke, B., Hernandez Bark, A. S., & van Dick, R. (forthcoming). Dangerous Digital Dating: Individual Differences and Cyber Dating Abuse. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
    • Obioma, I. F., Hentschel, T., & Hernandez Bark, A. S. (2021). Gender stereotypes and self‐characterizations in Germany and Nigeria: A cross‐cultural comparison. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.  Published online ahead of print. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12801
    • Braun, S., Hernandez Bark, A. S., Kirchner, A., Stegmann, S., & van Dick, R. (2019). Emails from the Boss – Curse or Blessing? Relation between Communication Channels, Leader Evaluation and Employees’ Attitudes. International Journal of Business Communication, 56, 50-81. https://doi.org/10.1177/2329488415597516
    • Hernandez Bark, A. S. (2019). The replicability crisis as chance for psychological research and South African Journal of Industrial Psychology. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 45(0), a1724. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v45i0.1724
    • Braun, S., Stegmann, S., Hernandez Bark, A. S., Junker, N. M., & van Dick (2017). Think manager – think male, think follower – think female: Gender bias in implicit followership theories. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 47, 377-388. https://doi.org/ 10.1111/jasp.12445
    • March, E., van Dick, R., & Hernandez Bark, A. S. (2016). Current prescriptions of men and women in differing occupational gender roles. Journal of Gender Studies, 25(6), 681-692. https://doi.orrg/10.1080/09589236.2015.1090303
    • Hernandez Bark, A. S., Escartin, J., Schuh, S. C. & van Dick, R. (2016). Who Leads More and Why? A Mediation Model from Gender to Leadership Role Occupancy. Journal of Business Ethics, 139, 473-483. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2642-0
    • Monzani, L., Hernandez Bark, A. S., van Dick, R., & Peiro, J. M. (2015). The synergistic effect of prototypicality and authenticity in the relation between leaders' biological gender and their organizational identification. Journal of Business Ethics, 132, 737-752. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-014-2335-0
    • Hernandez Bark, A. S., Escartin, J., & van Dick, R. (2014). Gender and leadership in Spain: A systematic review of some key aspects. Sex Roles, 70, 522-537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-014-0375-7
    • Schuh, S. C., Hernandez Bark, A. S., Van Quaquebeke, N., Hossiep, R., Frieg, P., & van Dick, R. (2014). Gender Differences in Leadership Role Occupancy: The Mediating Role of Power Motivation. Journal of Business Ethics, 120, 363-379. https:doi.org/ 10.1007/s10551-012-1486-0



  • Hernandez Bark, A. S., & Hentschel, T. (2020). Geschlecht, Gleichberechtigung und Kommunikation in Unternehmen. In S. Sackmann, S. Einwiller & A. Zerfaß (Hrsg.) Handbuch Mitarbeiterkommunikation. Heidelberg: Springer-Gabler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23390-7_36-1
  • Van Dick, R., Bracht, E., & Hernandez Bark, A. S. (2020). Organisationale Identifikation und Kommunikation. In S. Sackmann, S. Einwiller & A. Zerfaß (Hrsg.) Handbuch Mitarbeiterkommunikation. Wiesbaden: Springer-Gabler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-23390-7_6-1
  • Junker, N. M., Hernandez Bark, A. S., & Gloor, J. (2020). Career progression: Being left out of the game or not. In M. Karanika-Murray & C. Cooper (Hrsg.) Navigating the return-to-work experience for new parents: Maintaining work-family well-being. New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429274336
  • Hernandez Bark, A. S., Van Quaquebeke, N., & van Dick, R. (2017). Wird Führung weiblicher? Warum Krisen nach anderer Führung verlangen. In C. von Au (Hrsg.) Struktur und Kultur einer Leadership-Organisation (S. 89-104). Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-12554-7_5
  • Elprana, G., Hernandez Bark, A. S., & Pundt, L. (2016). Frauen in Führungspositionen. In J. Felfe & R. van Dick (Hrsg.) Handbuch Mitarbeiterführung: Wirtschaftspsychologisches Praxiswissen für Fach- und Führungskräfte (S. 185-197). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55080-5_23
  • Elprana, G. & Hernandez Bark, A. S. (2015). Frauen und Führung – Aktuelle Erkenntnisse zu Gleichstellungsmaßnahmen. In J. Felfe (Hrsg.) Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Führungsforschung. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Hernandez Bark, A. S., & van Dick, R. (2015). Frauen und Führung: Erkenntnisse der Sozial- und Organisationspsychologie. In U. Wischermann & A. Kirschenbauer (Edts.) Neuformierung von Arbeit und Leben durch Informatisierung (S. 211-219). Bielefeld: transcript.
  • Hernandez Bark, A. S., Van Quaquebeke, N., & van Dick, R. (2014). Frauen und Führung: Aktuelle Erkenntnisse der Wissenschaft. In J. Sauer & A. Cisik (Hrsg.) In Deutschland führen die Falschen. Wie sich Unternehmen ändern müssen (S. 55-74). Berlin: Helios Media. Link