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University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Department of Psychology         

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

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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.   

By using a multi-method approach, I investigate the processes by which social categorization can form and maintain inequalities. That is, I examine the ways that perceiving group categories (e.g., race, gender) impact how we think, feel, and behave towards others, 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 and methods from many sub-fields beyond social psychology, including psychophysiology, and cognitive, developmental, personality, and industrial-organizational psychology.

Click below for more information about me and my research.

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Social Psychophysiology Research and Quantitative Methods Lab


Foggy Pier

Engendering Success in STEM


Ducks Over the Lake

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! 

Two Dried Leaves


Postdoctoral researcher at ESS!

CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence!

July 2020

What an honor! My dissertation was awarded with the Canadian Psychological Association's Certificate of Academic Excellence, which is awarded to only a few doctoral students from each Canadian University each year. 

Paper Published in Journal of Social Issues

September, 2019

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

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! 

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