Featured Student Profiles
My research examines how a phenomenon known as stereotype threat — the distracting concern that one will be viewed through the lens of a negative stereotype — affects individuals' interest and performance in academic and organizational settings. I also examine various interventions that can protect against different types of stereotype threats. One of the things that I value most about UCLA is that all members of the campus community are invited to engage in dialogues and research focused on diversity-related issues.
I have enjoyed extraordinary support from throughout the university since coming to UCLA last year. My research interests surround the performance of masculinity; particularly as such performances are informed by racial identity.
My current research explores the intersections of race and gender in the help-seeking behaviors of students. I am also interested in the performance of masculinity within organizations, with a particular focus on police departments.
There are dozens of different cultures represented, yet this diversity often goes unnoticed. What happens when these rich differences are devalued? My interests in the diversity within groups brought me to UCLA- not just because of the expertise of the faculty, but because of the cultural richness of the campus and the city of Los Angeles.