Assistant Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
Assistant Professor, Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Assistant Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: +1 512 471 0526
My research interests include attitude development and expression in the following areas: prejudice and discrimination, ethnic and racial identity (with a focus on Arabs and African Americans), acculturation, immigration, and attitudes toward affirmative action beneficiaries. In addition, I also study the psychological antecedents of minority standardized test performance as well as issues related to culturally relevant research methodology. More recently, I have also been working on a project assessing the relationship between racial identity and body image for African American women.