Our lab is broadly interested in the relations among social identities (e.g., race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc.), perception, and behavior, as well as the emergence and change of social identity features across time.

Some questions our lab might ask are: How do individuals see people who don’t belong to the same social groups as them, particularly those with ambiguous physical features? Are these perceptions of ingroup and outgroup subject to change? What are the attitudinal, emotional, and behavioral consequences of these perceptions? What about the consequences of identity threat and/or denial?  How do certain populations, such as Latinx-identifying children, categorize their potentially ambiguous racial or ethnic identity?  How can teachers use non-verbal gestures (as a cultural tool) in classroom settings to improve learning outcomes for black children? We address these and many more in our work.

Please feel free to read more about these research programs in the subsections of the Research page on this site.