University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Department of Psychology         

100 St. George Street
Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto conducting research in the area of Social Psychology.  I am also postdoctoral researcher with the Engendering Success in STEM research consortium.   

My research investigates intergroup processes and behavior. By using a multi-method approach, I investigate the psychological processes by which social categorization can form and maintain social inequalities. That is, I investigate how perceiving people as social categories (e.g., race, gender) impacts how we think, feel, and behave towards them, as well as, contextual (i.e., situational difference) and person factors (i.e., individual differences) that moderate these processes. To accomplish this work, I draw on psychological theories from many sub-fields in psychology (cognition, psychophysiology, developmental).

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Social Psychophysiology Research and Quantitative Methods Lab


Engendering Success in STEM


University of Toronto

Social Personality Research Group


September 2019

I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Engendering Success in STEM research consortium! 

Paper Published in Journal of Social Issues

September, 2019

Read about our research on the pervasiveness of color and conflict blind behavior!


Postdoctoral researcher at ESS!

York University Dissertation Award

June, 2019

After successfully defending my dissertation work, I learned that my dissertation has been nominated for the York University Dissertation Award! Woohoo!! What an honor! 

Francine Karmali, PhD,

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