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LTP Lab Members

Izilda, Duc, Emma, & Dr. Chaney in front of brick wall

Fall 2022 (pictured left to right): Izilda Pereira-Jorge, Duc Pham, Emma Wedell, and Kim Chaney

Kim Chaney, PhD

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Social Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Connecticut

My research focuses on lay theories of prejudice—theories everyday people have about the ways prejudice operates in society—, prejudice confrontations, and allyship claims. By examining basic and applied questions about how people perceive, experience, and combat prejudice in their day to day lives, my research aims to broaden our understanding of prejudice and stigma, especially as it relates to cognitive, health, and behavioral outcomes.

Post-doctoral Researcher

Flora Oswald, PhD


My research draws upon my interdisciplinary background in feminist theory, traditional social psychology, and vision science to better understand how marginalized group members perceive and experience their social worlds, and connects these perceptions and experiences to intergroup health inequalities. My work engages metascientific discourses – including feminist philosophies of science and the open science movement – with the goal of improving the capacity of academic research to meaningfully represent the experiences of marginalized group members.

Graduate Students

Izilda Pereira-Jorge

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My name is Izilda Pereira-Jorge. I completed my B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and then became a lab manager at the Diversity Science Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. My research interests include perceptions of prejudice, confronting prejudice, and diversity cues. I enjoy hiking, painting, cooking, and being overcaffeinated with friends in my free time. 

Duc Pham

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My name is Duc Pham. I grew up in Saigon, Vietnam, and am currently a 2nd year PhD student of the Social program. I am interested in studying lay theories of prejudice and activism and their implications for health and social justice efforts, especially through intersectional and cultural lenses. In my free time, I like to spend time in nature, go to a cute cafe (to write, read, and people-watch), and conduct my own arts projects.

Emma Wedell

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My name is Emma Wedell, and I am a 2nd year PhD student. My research interests include confrontation of prejudice and discrimination and the individual difference characteristics and circumstances that predict how people think about and respond to prejudice. When I'm not in the lab, I'm often cooking pizza with my friends, searching for frogs around nearby bodies of water, and enjoying ice cream at the UConn Dairy Bar.

Undergraduate Researchers

Spring 2023                                                                   
       Emma Parkes | Honors Thesis Student
       Tara Salani-Bathija
       Arunima Chaturvedi
       Morgan Keating
       Avery Lipkin
       Colleen Pokorney
       Mike Rotondo
       Mia Thompson

LTP Spring 2023 research assistants, graduate students, and Dr. Chaney

Lab Alumni

Andrew Cortopassi, PhD
       Andrew completed his dissertation in the LTP lab and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Marley Forbes

        Marley completed undergraduate research in the LTP lab and is currently a doctoral student at University of Maryland.


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