The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


Council Member 2015-2018

Isis H. Settles, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU) in the Social-Personality interest group. She is a core faculty affiliate of MSU’s Center for Multicultural Psychology Research and MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context. Dr. Settles received her Ph.D. in Personality Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2001. In her research, Dr. Settles examines how individuals negotiate multiple identities, and how members of devalued social groups perceive and cope with unfair treatment. Using an intersectional perspective, Dr. Settles is especially interested in the experiences of racial minority group members and women in male-dominated organizational settings. Dr. Settles is a former Associate Editor of Psychology of Women Quarterly, received the Carolyn Payton Early Career Award in 2006, and has had research grants from MSU’s Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Science Foundation. In addition, her research group, the Multiple Identity Intersections lab, received MSU’s 2014 Excellence in Diversity Award. Dr. Settles is a fellow of SPSSI and the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA Division 35), where she is a member of the extended Executive Committee.

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin