I study how humans think and feel about the diverse social groups in society. In particular, I am interested in how these beliefs (thoughts) and attitudes (feelings) about social groups are formed and changed across the long time spans of history and the lifespan. How and why do the attitudes of our society shift towards or away from prejudice? Why do some attitudes change while others remain stagnant? What prompts a child to move towards a belief that one group is superior over another? To address such questions, I integrate methods from across cognitive, social, developmental, and quantitative psychology, including laboratory experiments, natural language processing, time series, and other big data analyses.
I am currently a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, working with Mahzarin Banaji.
I am committed to promoting diversity and equality in the academy and beyond. Part of this is ensuring that students and researchers have access to high-quality mentorship. Please reach out to me if you would like to learn more about what it’s like to be a graduate student or a scientist in psychology. Please also see my resources page here.
I am grateful to do my work at Harvard located on the traditional, ancestral territories of the Massachusetts peoples. I am currently living, working, and learning with gratitude on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ peoples.