I'm an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Research in my lab examines how stigma shapes health and wellbeing in its many forms. We typically examine the consequences of stigma through the lens of social identity threat. Our lab uses both experimental and non-experimental methods, including experience sampling, daily diary designs, and theory-driven analyses of large, often publicly available datasets.
I previously completed my Ph.D. (2017) in Social Psychology at UCSB working with Dr. Brenda Major in the Self and Social Identity Lab, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship (2019) in Health Psychology at UCLA in Dr. Janet Tomiyama's Dieting, Stress, and Health Lab.
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May 2023: I had the honor to receive the Miami University LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Award, which is given annually to one faculty member who has advocated for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and created welcoming environments for LGBTQIA+ individuals on campus.
March 2023: I was one of three recipients of the Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Award (awardee for the Business, Education, and Social Sciences division), which acknowledge faculty who have demonstrated great potential in research and who have achieved significant standing in their fields early in their career.
January 2023: Our National Science Foundation grant (PI: Hunger; award #2220296), "Testing the Stress-related Cyclical Nature of Socioeconomic Status Stigma," has begun. Over the next three years we will be examining how stigma-related processes undermine social mobility among lower SES students.
July 2022: I was elected as a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology (SESP)! I'm grateful for the support of my mentors and this recognition from my peers in social psychology.
Last updated: August 2023