I am a third year PhD Candidate in social psychology and social policy at Princeton, working primarily with Betsy Levy Paluck. I study topics related to social change, prejudice reduction, and experimental methods.
In one line of research, I investigate how people decide to engage in behaviors that are in direct opposition to the strong norms of their most relevant social groups. Specifically, I use qualitative and quantitative methods to characterize the psychological processes that precede deviance from prescriptive norms, and their chronology.
Another line of research examines the extent to which "authority sanction" (e.g., exclusionary law, politicians' hate speech) affects the conditions of intergroup contact and the chance of prejudice reduction following intergroup contact.