Simon Howard (University of Miami)
Dr. Simon Howard is the Director of the Psychology of Racism, Identity, Diversity, and Equity (PRIDE) research lab and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Miami. Using experimental methods drawn from cognitive, perceptual, and social investigations research in the PRIDE lab primarily aims to understand and address contemporary racism. To this end, the PRIDE lab conducts research that often falls under two broad themes: (1) Investigating interpersonal and contextual factors that influence historically advantaged (e.g., White people) and disadvantaged group members’ (e.g., Black people) perception, attitudes, judgments, and behavior and an emerging line of research (2) Exploring the relationship between vicarious experiences of racism and mental and physical health for members of racially stigmatized groups. He has been a member of SPSSI since 2015 and served on the Early Career Scholars Committee from 2016 to 2019; he is currently a member of SPSSI council. Outside of academia Simon's writes, records, and releases music under his artist name SiHow The Doctor. Find him on all streaming platforms.
Tiffany N. Brannon (University of California, Los Angeles)
Tiffany N. Brannon received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Stanford University and her B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kellogg School of Management, Dispute Resolution Research Center, Northwestern University. Her research examines socio-cultural identities in negatively stereotyped groups such as Latino/a/x and African Americans; and she investigates the potential for these identities to serve as psychological resources—strengths that can facilitate a variety of individual and intergroup benefits. She is currently a faculty member in the UCLA Department of Psychology.