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LTP Lab Members

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

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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, allyship, and diversity cues. I enjoy hiking, painting, 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 3rd year PhD student. My work focuses on discrimination, activism, and allyship, as well as their implications for well-being and social justice efforts. I aim to examine these questions via strength-based, intersectional, and cultural lenses, in order to fully represent and improve the lived experiences of various marginalized groups. In my free time, I like to spend time in nature, replicate my Grandma’s recipes, go to cute cafes and gardens (to write, read, and people-watch), and conduct my own creative projects.

Undergraduate Researchers

Fall 2023                                                                   
       Tara Salani-Bathija
       Arunima Chaturvedi
       Morgan Keating
       Avery Lipkin
       Mia Thompson

       Utopia Su
       Denisa Bylyshi
       Avery Calhoun

 

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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.

Undergraduate Researchers
Emma Parkes | Honors Thesis Student
       
Colleen Pokorney
       
Mike Rotondo

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