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Duke Bass Connections, Museum Partnerships Serve as Roots for Growing Kids’ STEM Identity (March 21, 2024)

Duke Today, Tenure Awarded to Faculty in Various Disciplines Across Campus (January 9, 2024)


Duke Today, Bringing Feelings of Acceptance and Belonging Within Reach with Postdoctoral Associate Esha Naidu
(December 1, 2023)

On Being Biracial Podcast, “Episode 2: What are You?” (October 26, 2023)

Duke Today, Duke as a Home Away from Home (October 13, 2023)

Duke Today, How People Perceive Multiracial Faces Isn’t Always So Black and White (October 3, 2023)

Duke Today, Thomas Langford Lectureship Award (September 5, 2023)

Duke, Seven Faculty Named 2023 Bass Chairs (May 8, 2023)

Duke Faculty Advancement, Three Quick Questions for Duke Faculty: Sarah Gaither (March 17, 2023)

Duke Research Blogs, On Being MIXED (February 28, 2023)


NPR, Why Meghan and Harry’s marriage story is resonating with people. (December 18, 2022)

Master’s in Psychology Podcast, Sarah E. Gaither, PhD – Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University is Fast Becoming a Leading Researcher in the Field of Multiracial Identities. (December 1, 2022)

MSNBC, Here’s another reminder that a racist British monarchy can’t be modernized. (November 30, 2022)

NPR, Notes from America: ‘Blackness (Un)interrupted’ (November 30, 2022)

3 Instructors in front of bright, multi-colored backgrounds using gestures to teach children about gadgets. The one on the left is tossing a silver and red gadget between her hands. The middle person is holding a yellow cone-shaped gadget up to her ear and has a speech bubble saying "this is how I use a terb". The one on the right is gesturing by holding up one hand and placing her other hand in front of her palm. The Wilbourn Lab and Identity & Diversity Lab logos are in the right corners. Center for Media & Social Impact, Film screening of MIXED explores biracial identity, flexibility in social interactions across racial groups. (November 10, 2022)

Duke Bass Connections, Innovation to Promote Early Childhood Service Access and Well-Being. (November 1, 2022)

History News Network, Between January 6 and Ukraine, Macho Men Threaten Democracy. (October 30, 2022)

Duke Department of Psychology and Neuroscience News, Summer Research Program Tackles Longstanding Issues in Diversifying Undergraduate Training Opportunities. (October 6, 2022)

PBS News Hour, Firearms Industry Scrutinized for how it Markets to Consumers. (August 11, 2022)

Voice Lessons, A Lesson on Belonging with Dr. Sarah Gaither. (June 23, 2022)

Seattle Anxiety Specialists, An Interview with Psychologist Sarah Gaither. (May 2, 2022)

Harvard’s Women In Psychology, WiP Features: April. (April 6, 2022)

Times Union, Masking children debate rages as N.Y. mandate faces challenge. (February 1, 2022)


Duke Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, How your sense of self affects the choices you make: Sarah Gaither awarded NSF Career grant to study how considering multiple identities can lead to flexible thinking. (December 6, 2021)

NBC news, “Prince Charles, Meghan Markle and the power of racist microaggressions.  (December 1, 2021)

The Sacramento Bee, “Proud of who we are”: Multiracial residents are Sacramento’s fastest growing racial group. (October 22, 2021)

CSUSM, Student Enjoys Summer to Remember at Duke. (October 4, 2021)

What’s One More Podcast,  What’s One More Identity Conversation With Dr. Alexandria West. (September 21, 2021)

CNN, Multiracial population grew in almost every county in the US. It doesn’t mean racism is over. (August 15, 2021)

The Plant Centered and Thriving Podcast,  How this Duke PhD student is tackling gender norms and stereotypes with his research on meat consumption and masculinity. (July 26, 2021)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology,  Why We Should All Consider Our Multiple Identities (July 19, 2021)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology,  How Identity Is Linked to Well-being For Biracial People (June 25, 2021)

Duke SSRI, Sarah Gaither: 5 Pieces of Advice for PhD Candidates (June 21, 2021)

Navalent Video, Moments of Truth- Episode 9- John Rosling and Sarah Gaither (May 18, 2021)

Duke Today, ‘In-The-Moment’ Mental Health Support for Students From Their Peers (April 9, 2021)

Navigating Two Worlds: with Joan Green, Dr. Sarah Gaither: Being Biracial – Research and Empowermen‪t‬ (March 24, 2021)

Duke Magazine, Study explores anger, violence, and masculinity (March 19, 2021)


Vox, Many interracial couples know exactly what Meghan Markle went through (March 9, 2021)

The Good Men Project, Why Young Men’s Masculinity May Be More Fragile (February 22, 2021)

VeryWellMind, How Social Pressure to ‘Be a Man’ Can Influence Aggressive Behavior (February 10, 2021)

Free Press Journal, Societal pressure to be masculine ups aggression in younger men:Study (January 30, 2021)

Dailyhunt, Social pressure to be masculine can make men aggressive (January 30, 2021)

Psychology Today,  I Never Needed to Be a “Macho Man”, but Don’t Call Me “Sissy” (January 30, 2021)

Newswise, ‘Be a man’: Why some men respond aggressively to threats to manhood (January 29, 2021)

Express Informer, Men with a fragile sense of masculinity more likely to act aggressively to ‘prove’ their manliness (January 29, 2021)

Psychology Today, Threats to Manhood Trigger Aggression in Some (Not All) Men (January 29, 2021)

Futurity, Why Younger Men’s Masculinity May Be More Fragile (January 29, 2021)

MSN Lifestyle, Men with fragile sense of masculinity more likely to act aggressively (January 29, 2021)

Duke Today, ‘Be a Man’: Why Some Men Respond Aggressively to Threats to Manhood (January 28, 2021)

The Medical News, Men’s aggression is tied to social pressure, shows study (January 28, 2021)

ScienMag, ‘Be A Man’: Why Some Men Respond Aggressively To Threats To Manhood (January 28, 2021)


Society for Personality and Social Psychology,  Creating and Maintaining Diverse and Inclusive Spaces (December 18, 2020)

Good Morning America,  The new ‘Bachelorette’ gets candid with her suitors (November 26, 2020)

CTV News, Realities of Racism: Intercultural Couples (November 21, 2020)

Bass Connections,  Four Faculty Teams Receive ABC Thrive Seed Grants to Improve Early Childhood Outcomes (November 12, 2020)

The Chronicle, Bridging the Gap Episode 1: Diversity, Discomfort and Discrimination (Part 1) (November 6, 2020)

The New York Times, Do Masks Impede Children’s Development? (September 14, 2020)

CTV news,  Bi-racial & Bi-cultural discrimination (September 12, 2020)

Psychology Today, Black Women: The Invisible Warriors (August 31, 2020)

AP videos, In Harris, multiracial Americans see themselves  (August 21, 2020)

AP news,  Harris’ dual identities challenge America’s race labels (August 20, 2020)

CTV news, Examining bias against Bi-cultural people  (August 15, 2020)

Psych Sessions, What are some ways to bring discussions of race into my classes?  (July 28, 2020)

Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences, Talking With Children About Race  (July 21, 2020)

The Sanctuary For Independent Media, People’s Science With Dr. Gaither  (July 10, 2020)

Psychology Today, Competing Stereotypes and Common Protesting Identities  (July 7, 2020)

NBC News, How to raise anti-racist babies, according to psychology  (June 28, 2020)

NBC News TODAY, My message to biracial people questioning their role in Black Lives Matter (June 30, 2020)

WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio, Embodied: Everyone Is Talking About Race Right Now. But How And For How Long? (June 11, 2020)

Upworthy, Kindergarten teacher gently explaining racism to her students is a must-see for all kids (June 9, 2020)

CNN, Children aren’t born racist. Here’s how parents can stop them from becoming racist. (June 6, 2020)

Psychology Today, I Got a Pandemic Dog that Also Helps Me Process Racism (June 1, 2020)

CNN, Free-Travel Zones: The Future of Pandemic-Era Borders? (May 19, 2020)

Duke Today, Two Duke Students Awarded Udall Scholarships for Work in Native American Tribal Health Care (May 8, 2020)

SPSP News, #SPSPchat 28: Early Career Challenges During Coronavirus (April 9, 2020)

WUNC 91.5 North Carolina Public Radio, Ways & Means Presents: The Social Issues That Stump Us (March 30, 2020)

Duke Today, A Community that Writes Together (March 20, 2020)

Mixed Kid Chronicles, Let’s Get Scientific! A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Gaither (March 11, 2020)

Washington Center for Equitable Growth, The never-ending cycle: Incarceration, credit scores, and wealth accumulation in the United States (March 4, 2020)

Psychology Today, Can Diverse Populations Be Considered Mainstream Science? (March 2, 2020)

Primeros Pasos, Can We Really Change Parenting Behavior? (February 3, 2020)

The Atlantic, The Problem That Psychology Can’t Shake (January 25, 2020)

PBS News Hour, Why Harry and Meghan’s ‘Megxit’ is a crossroads for the UK on race (January 20, 2020)


Psychology Today, Black Santa: The Gift of Representation (December 19, 2019)

Inside Higher Ed, Problem Drinking Varies by Race (December 6, 2019)

Extra Credit, Randomly Assigned Roommates: What are the effects? (December 6, 2019)

Psychology Today, Examining Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: An African Journey (November 18, 2019)

Tribe and True, Multiracial Identity (November 17, 2019)

Zora, How the Brain Processes Mixed-Race Faces (September 23, 2019)

New York Times, To Promote Inclusivity, Stay Away from Personality Assessments (August 22, 2019)

How Stuff Works, Study Highlights Unique Stereotypes About Biracial Americans (August 14, 2019)

Psychology Today, Diversifying Psychological Science (August 7, 2019)

Psychological Science Agenda, Considering Your Multiple Identities (July 2019)

Pacific Standard, Biracial Americans Face Unique Stereotypes, According to a New Study (July 12, 2019)

Education Week, Want More Creativity? Help Children See Themselves Differently (July 10, 2019)

Mic, Reminding kids about their identities can make them more complex thinkers, according to a new study (July 8, 2019)

The British Psychological Society Research Digest, Thinking About Their Multiple Identities Boosts Children’s Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills (June 19, 2019)

Primeros Pasos, How Nudges can Help Improve Adult-Child Interactions (June 3, 2019)

Dazed Beauty, The Difficulty with Asserting Your Beauty Identity When You’re Mixed Race (May 5, 2019)

NPR, Being Royal While Black (May 9, 2019)

Multiracial Family Man Podcast, Studying the Sociology of Cross-Race Interaction with Duke University Ph.D. Candidate, Brenda Straka, Ep. 221 (May 19, 2019)

Refinery29, The Biracial Bind of Not Being Asian Enough (May 17, 2019)

Vox, I study biracial identity in America. Here’s why the royal baby is a big deal. (May 7, 2019)

WURD Radio, Interview with Dr. Sarah E. Gaither (May 7, 2019)

Psychology Today, The Biracial Advantage (May 7, 2019)

The Octagon: Sacramento Country Day School, Alumna Professor, Social Psychologist Runs Lab on Biracial Experience (April 4, 2019)

What is Black? Podcast, Raising Biracial and Multiracial Children (March 18, 2019)

The Washington Post, Black like Kamala Harris: An identity dilemma for for second-generation black immigrants (March 15, 2019)

Forbes, 4 Reasons Why Identity Diversity Matters (March 7, 2019)

Science Trends, What Are You? How Racial Ambiguity Impacts Social Interactions (January 3, 2019)

Elon News Network, The CREDE Celebrates Multiracial Awareness Week (March 6, 2019)


APA Science Twitter, #ThankAScientist Campaign (November 26, 2018)

The New York Times, How Children Learn to Recognize Faces (October 29, 2018)

Quartz, What’s so special about Beto? (October 16, 2018)

People, Why Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Baby Will Make Royal History (October 15th, 2018)

Observer Magazine (Association for Psychological Science), The Chronicles of a ‘Me-Searcher’ (September 28, 2018)

Bustle, 13 People on How They Responded to “What Are You?” As Children And As Adults (September 25, 2018)

Black and Highly Dangerous Podcast, “Biracial or Bye Rachel?” – A Conversation about Biracial Identity w/ Dr. Sarah Gaither (September 19, 2018)

Wired, Why People Can’t Resist the Viral Lure of the Kiki Challenge (August 4, 2018)

Ivanhoe Broadcast News, The Changing Face of America? (July 10, 2018)

UIC Today, With changing demographics, more racial/ethnic socialization needed for white youth (July 3, 2018)

SPSP, The Op-Ed: Communicating science-based perspectives to the public (June 28, 2018)

SPSP, Is diversity the best defense against microaggressions? (June 18, 2018), Minority bias has strong influence in categorizing multiracial individuals, study shows (June 16, 2018)

U News, Study finds minority bias exerts a powerful influence in categorizing multiracial individuals (June 14, 2018)

Pacific Standard, Biracial people play a uniquely positive role helping Americans grapple with race (June 12, 2018), Will Starbucks anti-bias training for employees be effective? (May 29, 2018)

Duke Today, A Close Look at the Royal Wedding (May 21, 2018)

BBC Radio 5 Live (May 20, 2018)

CBC, The significance of a bi-racial royal bride (May 19, 2018)

People, Meghan Markle is ‘changing what it means to be biracial in America’ (May 19, 2018)

Vox, I study biracial identity in America. Here’s why Meghan Markle is a big deal. (May 18, 2018)

Reuters, For some African-Americans, Meghan Markle is cause for celebration (May 16, 2018)

BBC, My Mixed Up World (May 13, 2018)

Wallet Hub, 2018’s Happiest Cities in America (March 12, 2018)

Project RACE, Famous Friday: Dr. Sarah Gaither (February 22, 2018)

North Carolina Public Radio, NPR: She’s biracial, and it’s not a secret: Meet Duke psychologist Sarah Gaither (February 19, 2018)

Marie Claire, What you’ll never understand about being biracial (February 5, 2018)

The Chronicle, Media influences perception of shooting victims, new study finds (January 9, 2018)


Mic, People can be quick to blame victims of fatal shootings, study says (December 28, 2017)

Duke Today, Negative portrayals of shooting victims lead to victim blaming (December 18, 2017)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Kids as young as 5 show racial bias, research suggests (December 7, 2017)

The Octagon, Spotlight on harassment: Alumna’s colleague speaks out against misconduct in academia (December 5, 2017)

Hear at Duke, Who do you think you are? (October 30, 2017)

American Psychological Association, What’s at the root of racial stereotyping? (October, 2017)

The World in Me, “No one wants to be put in a box” (September 24, 2017)

South China Morning Post, How young Chinese-Americans are embracing their identity (September 3, 2017)

Duke Alumni Magazine, Who do you think you see? (August 11, 2017)

And/Both preview (July 25, 2017)

The Chronicle, Racial diversity makes individuals less likely to conform, study finds (July 11, 2017)

Entrepreneur, Research shows when groups are diverse, individuals are less likely to go along with the crowd (June 29, 2017)

NPR Code Switch, A prescription for Racial Impostor Syndrome (June 7, 2017)

New York Magazine, How we learn to exclude others (April 13, 2017)

One body, two worlds (April 3, 2017)

WCWTP Podcast, How do people with multiracial (or multicultural) backgrounds navigate their social identity?  (March 27, 2017)

North Carolina Public Radio, NPR: How biracial identity affects behavior (March 21, 2017)

NY Times, What biracial people know (March 4, 2017)

Measure of Everyday Life, Recap of session with Dr. Gaither (March 2, 2017)

WNCU 90.7, The measure of everyday life (March 1, 2017)


Duke Ways & Means Show, Sanford School of Public Policy, Who is White? (October 25, 2016)

WFDD 88.5, NPR Affiliate, Multiracial youth identity choices (September 23, 2016)

Time, Obama is culturally Black because he wants to be (February 24, 2016)

Al Jazeera America, Opinion, Young Whites view race with rose tinted glasses (January 18, 2016)



Quest Psychologie, Can anyone be creative? (July 16, 2015)

New York Magazine, Science of Us, The psychological advantages of strongly identifying as biracial (May 22, 2015)

Flashbulb Newsletter, Diversity and Creative Thoughts (February 19, 2015)

Pacific Standard Magazine, Health & Behavior, To heighten creativity, Take a good look at yourselves (January 29, 2015)



Body Odd Blog,, Remember vuvuzelas? What your opinion about them reveals about you (February 8, 2013)



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Mixed Chicks Chat Podcast (February 15, 2012)

Tufts CTSI Annual Report, Transforming how we perceive race

Tufts Graduate Blog, Money talks: Graduate students share tips for getting research funding

Tufts Alma Mater Magazine, Game-changing grants – graduate students in biology, psychology, and electrical and computer engineering win NSF fellowships.