CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

Meet the current research team!

The SIP lab is full of passionate researchers from diverse backgrounds who all come together to collaborate on difficult research questions.

CHRISTINE REYNA, PH.D.

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Principle Investigator, Professor

Research interests:

  • The influence of stereotypes on attributional judgments

  • Stereotypes as legitimizing ideologies

  • The origins and consequences of moral judgments

  • The influence of stereotypes and values on political decision making

  • The impact of identity on self and group perceptions and interactions

  • The psychology of extremism (e.g., polarization, White Nationalism)

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THERESA LUHRS, PH.D.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests:

  • Stereotypes and Prejudice

  • Heterosexism

  • Intimate violence

  • Perpetrators of intimate violence

  • Perceptions of men as victims

  • Intuition and the experience of intimate partner violence

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GEOFFREY (GEOFF) DURSO PH.D

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Assistant Professor of Marketing, DePaul University 

Driehaus College of Business 

Research Interests:

  • Social judgment

  • Consumer behavior

  • Social movement marketing

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JEN ZIMMERMAN, PH.D.

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Instructor

Research Interests:

  • Ideological beliefs

  • Legitimacy

  • System justification & resistance

  • Justice issues

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KARA HARRIS, M.A.

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Police brutality and colorism

  • Toxic white identity

  • White entitlement

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KAELAN VAZQUEZ

Lab Manager, Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Stereotyping & prejudice

  • Identity Signaling/Management

  • Confrontation of prejudice

  • Ideological attitudes in response to the Black Lives Matter protests

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SAFA ASAD

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest:

  • Disparities in access to education/educational opportunities

  • Achievement gap

  • Enhancing educational systems

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BRIANNA  MABIE

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest:

  • Institutional anti-racism

  • White accountability for racism

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KIANNA KING

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

  • Racial trauma in the workplace

  • Intravenous marginalization 

  • Human personality

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NANCY BARTEKIAN

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M.S. Community Student

Research Interests:

  • Stereotyping & Prejudice

  • Using stereotypes as legitimizing ideologies

  • Self and group identity impact on group perceptions and interactions

  • System justification

  • Cross-cultural psychology

  • Intergroup entitlement, anger, violence, and resilience

  • Radicalization

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MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

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M.S. Community Student

Research Interests:

  • Stereotyping & Prejudice

  • The influence of White supremacy within educational settings

  • The interconnectedness between Neoliberalism and White supremacy

  • The influence of macro-level ideologies on policy decisions

  • The implementation of social policies within minoritized educational and neighborhood settings

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ELLIE BUEBENDORF

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BA/M.S. Community Student

Research Interests:

  • Educational experiences of minoritized students

  • Attitudes toward homelessness/unhoused individuals

  • Experiences of displaced Single Room Occupancy (SRO) tenants

  • Harm reduction approaches toward substance misuse

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Meet the 2021-2022 SIP Lab 

 

ALUMNI & AFFILIATES

Meet who else helps to make SIP lab flourish!

AMY ANDERSON, PH.D

Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas

Research Interests:

  • STEM identity

  • Positive youth development

  • Educational equity

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ANDREA (ANDE) BELLOVARY, PH.D.

Senior Data Analyst at Nielsen 

Research Interests:

  • White identity and threat perception

  • System legitimacy and perception

  • Political decision making

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OR'SHAUNDRA (O.B.) BENSON, PH.D.

Professor at College of DuPage

Research Interests:​

  • Stereotypes

  • Gender and racial identity

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MARK BRANDT, PH.D

Associate Professor, Michigan State University

Research Interests:

  • Morality and moralization

  • Belief system networks

  • Worldview conflict

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JIM DAVIS, PH.D

Assistant Professor, Benedictine University

Research Interests:

  • Experiences of social class and status

  • Toxic white identity

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PJ HENRY, PH.D

Associate Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi

Research Interests:

  • Forms of prejudice around the world

  • Gender equality

  • Legitimizing ideologies

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ALI OMAIR, PH.D

Professor at Jazan University in Saudi Arabia

Research Interests

  • Attributions and gender discrimination

  • The impact of stereotypes on self and social identity

  • Empowerment in the Middle East

  • Applications of social, developmental, and cognitive psychology in education

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RUSSELL STEIGER, PH.D

Post Doc NYU, Instructor at DePaul University

Research Interests:

  • Moral emotions, values, and judgments

  • Contempt and disgust as predictors of social attiudes

  • Ideological bias and conflict

  • Links between LGBT discrimination and sex discrimination

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GEOFFREY WETHERELL, PH.D

Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University

Research interests:

  • Stereotypes and Prejudice

  • Social and Political Conflict

  • Moral Psychology

  • Meaning in Life

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