Dr. Sarah Gaither, Principal Investigator
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dr. Sarah Gaither is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University. Prior to starting at Duke, she was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Psychology Department and Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago after earning her Ph.D. and M.S. in Social Psychology from Tufts University and her B.A. in Social Welfare from U.C Berkeley.
Her research focuses broadly on how a person’s social identities and experiences across the lifespan motivate their social perceptions and behaviors in diverse settings. More specifically, she studies how contact with diverse others shapes social interactions, how having multiple racial or multiple social identities affects different types of social behavior and categorizations of others, and what contexts shape the development of racial perceptions and biases from childhood through adulthood. Growing up as a biracial Black/White woman is what has fueled her research path. CV
Dr. Gaither is accepting graduate students for the Fall 2017-2018 school year.
Terri Frasca, Lab Manager
Terri is the lab manager for the Identity and Diversity Lab at Duke University. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate studies, receiving her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Global Cinema in May 2015, and has previously worked as a study coordinator for Project ATOMS in the College of Education at North Carolina State University. Terri has worked as a research assistant in labs at UNC and Yale studying morality, mind perception, peer relations, and social cognitive development, and is interested in the intersection of race and gender as well as gender socialization. CV
Most of our Spring 2017 Lab Members!
Some of our Fall 2016 RA’s!