I am an associate professor of social psychology affiliated with the Psychological Science Area [formerly called General Experimental] in the Psychology Department at California State University, Northridge.

Issues of diversity and multiculturalism underlie my research program, which follows two main lines of inquiry. The primary focus of my research is on the targets of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, with an emphasis on understanding the effects of microaggressions [common everyday exchanges that send denigrating messages to marginalized group members]. My second line of research is at the intersection of intergroup relations + acculturation: I aim to understand how people’s behaviors, values, and identity change in response to intergroup contact + changing cultural environments.

If you are interested in joining my research group at CSUN, check out the Research page to find out more about what we do and the Training page to find out how you can apply.

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    Intergroup relations

            Prejudice and discrimination

Implicit attitudes         Acculturation

            Bicultural identities

      Psychological assessment