Culture, Diversity, & Inequality Lab
The Culture, Diversity, and Inequality Lab is comprised of a group of researchers led by Dr. Nicole Stephens. This lab examines how gender, social class, race, and ethnicity affect people's experiences and outcomes in settings such as education and the workplace. Researchers in the lab also develop interventions with the underlying goal of creating more diverse and effective schools, workplaces, and communities.
If you are interested in becoming a research assistant, please fill out the lab application form and email it to Alana Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Emma Ward-Griffin (email@example.com).
Dr. Rebecca Carey
5th Year Doctoral Student
Andrea Dittmann received her B.A. in Psychology & Statistics from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Following graduation, she spent two years as a behavioral science lab manager: first, at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the Center for Decision Research, then at the Kellogg School of Management for Dr. Loran Nordgren. Andrea studies social class, social rank, and inequality, and their influence on relationships between individuals and groups. She also studies the design and implementation of interventions aimed at reducing inequality. When she's not doing research, Andrea spends her time running, doing crossword puzzles, and baking.
3rd Year Doctoral Student
Hannah Birnbaum graduated from Wesleyan University in 2014. She worked for two years at MIT Sloan School of Management as a lab manager for Evan Apfelbaum with whom she continues to collaborate. She studies intergroup interactions, diversity, and inequality. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, knitting, and playing with dogs.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Kristen Van Tine
Kristen is a senior at Northwestern University majoring in Psychology.
Mary is a freshman at Northwestern University majoring in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences.
Melanie Le is a senior at Northwestern University majoring in Communication Studies and Economics, and minoring in Business Institutions and Integrated Marketing Communications.
Kaitlyn is a junior at Northwestern University majoring in Psychology, and minoring in Spanish and Environmental Policy & Culture.
Before coming to Northwestern, Kelly obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on people's perceptions of prejudice and discrimination. Kelly is an Associate Researcher at Future Laboratories.
Jessica Nelson received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, she spent time as a Research Methods TA and lab manager for Dr. Nicole Stephens. She is broadly interested in biculturalism and multiple identities, social class, and issues surrounding inequality.