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Congratulations to the Fall 2021 Grants-in-Aid recipients:

Sally Barker (University of Maine)
Navdeep Kaur (University of Otago)
Jordan LaBouff (University of Maine)
Understanding Caste-ism: The Role of Perceived Threat and Identity Centrality in Intra-group Bias Among Hindus in India

Alexis Briggs (North Carolina State University)
The Young Black Activists Project

Mason Burns (University of Indianapolis)
Alexandria Hamilton (University of Indianapolis)
The Daughter Defense: Perceptions of Men Who Invoke Their Daughters in Defense/Denial against Accusations of Sexual Harassment

Diego Castro (University College London)
The silent burden of discrimination: understanding processes leading to the internalization of stigma among diverse populations

Nabiha Chaudhary (University of Cincinnati)
Examining formation and negotiation of femininity among South Asian immigrant women in the U.S.: An intergenerational analysis

Josal Diebold (University at Buffalo)
Investigating Mutual Interest Among White Antiracist Organizers

Samuel Freel (New York University, Steinhardt)
The progress and long-standing injustice (LSIN) narratives of U.S. race relations and their impact on collective action for racial justice

Elizabeth Inman (Stony Brook University)
Examining IPV Stigma as a Predictor of Health Behavior: A Repeated-Measures Study

Devon LaBat (Florida International University)
The Effects of Perspective-Taking on Juror Decisions in Police Excessive Use of Force Cases

Joel Le Forestier (University of Toronto)
An Experimental Intergroup Contact Field Intervention on Social Media

Lisset Martinez-Berman (University of Connecticut)
The Structure of Vaccine-Related Attitudes and Behaviors

Eva McKinsey (North Carolina State University)
Jeni Burnette (North Carolina State University)
Sarah Desmarais (Policy Research Associates)
Elan Hope (North Carolina State University)
Leveraging Growth Mindsets to Address Punitive and Racially Disparate Sentencing

Stephanie Miodus (Temple University)
Justice-Involved Youth Perceptions of Mental Health Care Services in Institutional Settings

Harrison Oakes (University College London)
An Intersectional Analysis of Intra-Minority Stress in Sexual Minority Men’s Dating App Use and Mental Health

Krystal Perkins (State University of New York)
What it Means to be American: Markers of Everyday Nationhood

Harrison Schmitt (University of Arizona)
Chronic Environmental Contamination: Stress and Coping in an Environmental Justice Community

Veronica Shepp (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Seeking Support Under the State: Experiences of Sex Workers Accessing and NavigatingGender-Based Violence Services and the Role of Informal Support

Danyel Smith (Virginia Commonwealth University)
How do cultural norms shape healthy eating in African Americans?: The role of cultural congruence and mindsets of health in healthy eating intentions amongAfrican American college students.

Pauline Song (University of Victoria)
A Narrative Exploration of Racialized Youths’ Experiences of the Mental Healthcare System in Victoria, BC

Jordan Starck (Stanford University)
Perpetuating Inequality in Pursuit of Diversity

Juan Valladares (Lehigh University)
A Sociocultural Perspective of Interracial Contact: Examining the Efficacy of Sociocultural Contact on Racial Minorities’ and Majorities Interracial Experiences

Hui Zhang (Westfield State University)
Charles Matthew Stapleton (Springfield College)
Conversations with Peers about Discrimination and Cross-Ethnic Friendships among Asian American Emerging Adults


Spring 2021 Grants-in-Aid recipients:

Kelly Burke (University of Illinois-Chicago)
Understanding Why Interracial Police-civilian Interactions Can End Poorly

Tania Chowdhury (NYU)
Exploration of Past Bias-Based Bullying Victimization and Adult Mental Health and Identity Outcomes among South Asian Muslim Americans

Lydia Emery and Rebecca Carey (Northwestern University)
Coffee-Mates: Leveraging the Benefits of Cross-Class Interactions in College

Rebecca Fix (Johns Hopkins University)
Elevating voices of Black students to strengthen mentoring practices among white faculty members

Reihonna Frost-Calhoun (Clark University)
Former Foster Youth’s Experiences of their Sibling Relationships in Foster Care and into their Adult Lives

Maria Garay (Tufts University)
Stereotyping and Subordination of Multiracial Groups: Examination of Racial Ancestry and Physical Appearance

Richard Harris (University of Reading), Ann E. Wilson-Daily (Universitat de Barcelona), and Markus Kemmelmeier (University of Nevada, Reno)
An examination of LGBTQ+ students’ lived experiences in high schools

Kate Luxion (University College London)
Legacies and Futures: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Health among LGBTQIA+ Gestational Parents and their Children

Erin O'Callaghan (University of Illinois-Chicago)
A Continuum of Sexual Experiences: A Qualitative Study of Substance-Involved Sexual Assault Survivors and Their Sex Lives

Cara Ray (Loyola University)
Invoking Moral Foundations to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

Ariana Rivens (University of Virginia)
Getting in the Door: An Investigation of Mental Health Service Utilization Among Black College Students

Lillian Rodriguez Steen (Ontario Tech University)
Promoting Clarification Requests in Interviews with Children

Benjamin Ruisch (Leiden University)
Understanding Democratic Backsliding: How the (Perceived) Ideological Trajectory of Society Drives Support for Anti-Democratic Behavior

Selime Salim (Miami University)
Longitudinal Examination of Sexual Violence among Bisexual Women

Kiara Sanchez (Stanford University)
A Threatening Opportunity: Friends Talking about Race

Priscilla Shum (Simon Fraser University)
Observing female vs. male-dominated cross-gender interactions and subsequent impact on ambivalent sexism and gender stereotyping

Molly Speechley (Griffith University)
Characterizing transgender identity experiences: A systematic review and meta-ethnography

Adam Stanaland (Duke University)
The (White) Man for the Job: Fragile Masculinity and White Men’s Endorsement of Political Bigotry

Melanie Tran and Tara Mehta (University of Illinois-Chicago)
The Multifaceted Roles of Sports-Based Youth Development (SBYD) Staff: Supporting Marginalized Youth Through Multiple Public Health Crises and Beyond

Faith VanMeter (University of Minnesota)
The Influence of Researcher Characteristics on Self-reported and Observed Policy Engagement: The Mediating Role of Self-efficacy and Policy Concern

Vanessa Volpe (North Carolina State University)
Processes Linking Exposure to Intersectional Racism and Sexism with Emotional Eating for Black Young Adult Women


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