Mea Benson

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Research Lab: Branscombe Lab
Advisor: Dr. Nyla Branscombe
Research Interests: My interests center broadly around issues concerning the marginalization of disadvantaged groups (from the advantaged-group perspective), the history of institutionalized and systematic oppression, and the built-in, legitimized structures that hold the system constant (e.g., tokenism effect). The areas of research that I am specifically interested in are intergroup relations, individual vs. group-level emotions, and the flexibility of social identity and self-categorization, and how these concepts and their corresponding theories integrate and relate to prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

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