I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Gies College of Business, working with Dr. Denise Lewin Loyd.
My research falls into three themes: intergroup rivalry & competition, social identity, and diversity & inclusion.
Stream 1 asks how distinguishing between intergroup rivals & competitors, as well as enemies, changes our understanding of managing conflicts. Stream 2 investigates temporal dimensions of ingroup identities: Of particular interest is how intergenerational (dis)connections to a group’s lineage influence one’s desire to leave a legacy for the group. Stream 3 is inspired by understanding the experience of being in the numerical minority in categorically diverse groups, along with investigating what actions majority group members can take to help foster constructive intergroup