Professor, Department of Psychology
Principal Investigator, Rutgers Implicit Social Cognition (RISC) Lab
Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
I joined Rutgers University-Newark in fall 2010. My experimental research investigates the implicit social cognitive processes that underlie stereotyped attitudes and how these processes shape the self, identity, and education of individuals from stigmatized groups. My research elucidates the contextual and motivational factors that shape individuals’ stereotyped-based cognition about themselves and others. My research has implications for the development and maintenance of stigmatized individuals’ social identities, the expression of implicit (and explicit) stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, and the presence and persistence of health and STEM inequities that disproportionately members of socially disadvantaged groups.