I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Wilfrid Laurier University. I received my PhD in Experimental Social Psychology at McGill University in 2017. Prior to my appointment at Laurier, I conducted postdoctoral fellowships in the Management and Organizations Department of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I gratefully acknowledge the support I have received throughout my career from Canadian federal and provincial funding agencies including SSHRC and FQRSC.
My research examines how the social/cultural identities we tie to important social groups (e.g., identities based on ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender, or sexuality) impact our well-being, our social interactions, and our political/moral beliefs. I study these processes both among groups who have been privileged and groups who have been disempowered, and with mixed methods ranging from community driven field research to interactive laboratory studies. Ultimately the goal of my research program is to understand and intervene on psychological processes that contribute to the maintenance versus attenuation of group-based inequities. For more information about my research visit my website.
I regularly mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research.
Undergraduate research opportunities take the form of volunteer and paid RAships, honours thesis projects (PS499), or directed study projects (PS490). No prior research experience is needed to work in my lab, and I value giving students their ‘first’ research opportunity.
Graduate research opportunities can take the form Master’s and PhD advising as well as research collaborations.
Please email me to find out more information about the application process to work in my lab.
For access to all my publications please visit my website.
Underline indicates student co-author.