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Stephanie A. Fryberg is the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor of
Psychology and the founding Director of the Research for Indigenous Social Action and Equity
Center at the University of Michigan. Her primary research focuses on 1) how social
representations of race, culture, and social class influence the development of self, psychological
well-being, and educational attainment, with a particular expertise on Indigenous representation
and the biases and inequalities Indigenous Peoples face; and 2) designing interventions that
reconfigure educational spaces to improve outcomes for racial minority and low-income
students. Putting research into action, Fryberg testified before for the U.S. Senate Committee on
Indian Affairs regarding the impact of racist stereotypes on Indigenous people, served as lead
psychologist on Amicus Brief for Harjo v. Pro-Football, testified before congress on the impact
of COVID on Native people and communities, and was an expert witness in the Keepseagle v.
U.S. Department of Agriculture class action lawsuit. Dr. Fryberg also served as president of the
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division 9 of the American Psychological
Association), received both the SPSSI and SPSP distinguished service awards, and was recently
elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.