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Durham racial map by dot density

The research conducted in the Diversity and Social Processes (DaSP) Lab focuses on understanding social and political attitudes and relations among members of different social groups. Our work generally concerns the ways in which social group memberships (e.g., groups based on race, gender, sexuality, etc.) influence the ways in which people think, feel, and behave. We investigate antecedents and consequences of intergroup attitudes and cognition from multiple perspectives: those of societally-stigmatized groups as well as societally-advantaged groups (as well as taking into account that most people actually possess both kinds of identities).

The lab is currently involved in several areas of research exploring how individuals perceive and navigate an increasingly diverse and often inequitable social landscape. Please see the lab's research page for examples of ongoing projects.


Summer 2024: Congratulations to Andrea Camacho Garron, Ashley Berkebile-Weinberg, and Michelle Lee who will be presenting at SPSSI 2024!

Summer 2024: Congratulations to alum Riana Brown who will be starting as an assistant professor at The Ohio State University in Spring 2025!

Spring 2024: A huge congratulations to the newly-minted Drs. Michelle Lee and Ashley Berkebile-Weinberg, who passed their dissertation defenses with flying colors!

Winter 2024: Congratulations to Ashley Berkebile-Weinberg, Ilayda Orhan, Koji Takahashi and Michelle Lee who will be presenting at SPSP 2024!

Fall 2023: Congratulations to Andrea Camacho Garron and Ilayda Orhan who presented at SSSP 2023!