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Department of Psychological Sciences, Room 2160
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West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

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Thekla Morgenroth

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Gender, LGBTQ+ issues, the gender/sex binary, essentialism, stereotyping, prejudice

Department of Psychological Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Social Psychology


My research examines why and how people maintain social categories and hierarchies with a particular focus on the gender/sex binary and its consequences for women and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Some of my current projects include research on opposition to policies and practices that challenge the gender/sex binary such as trans-inclusive policies, the psychology of different feminist ideologies, and the moral arguments used in the context of women’s bodily autonomy.

Outside of work, I’m a big fan of cats (especially my cat Kartoffel), karaoke, and board games.


  • PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology, 2015, University of Exeter


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