Department of Psychological Sciences, Room 2160
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907
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