Thanks for visiting! My drive to uncover and disrupt the mechanisms of inequality fuels my research, teaching, and mentoring.
Broadly, my research examines how social factors shape racism and sexism at the individual level. My current work bridges social psychological and sociological research on racial attitudes with a focus on anti-Black implicit bias. Social psychologists tend to identify the determinants of this bias in internal processes, early socialization, or intergroup contact. To date, sociologists have largely ignored this important dimension of racism, focusing instead on explicit racial attitudes that are ignited by group competition. As a result, that we still lack understanding of the ways that broad social forces shape implicit racial bias. Funded by the National Science Foundation, my current project uses surveys and Implicit Association Test scores to examine how factors like group affiliation interact with white Americans’ anti-Black implicit bias.
In a past project, I examined gender equality attitudes in three Senegalese villages with varying exposure to gender equality development programs. This research was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship.
My dedication to fighting inequality also motivates my commitment to inclusive teaching and mentoring. In my role as Teaching Consultant at the UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, I have led antiracist pedagogy workshops for over 1,500 graduate students. I have also produced Covid-era videos on creating inclusive classrooms for nearly 2,000 more graduate students. The quality of my teaching has been recognized with four awards including the UC Berkeley Extraordinary Teaching in Extraordinary Times Award. I have also mentored undergraduates within and outside the research context, and I served as the inaugural Equity and Inclusion Consulting Mentor for the Berkeley Connect mentoring program.
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