Tara’s research is centered on understanding the power of stereotype-laden social contexts. One line of research examines how stereotypes activated in social situations (by the actions of interaction partners or by peripheral cues) affect dynamic social interactions in high stakes settings, such as job interviews. In a second line of research, Tara focuses on interventions that boost individuals’ resilience against negative stereotypes over time. Recent studies in this latter line of research focus on engaging majority members as allies.
Tara is recruiting undergraduate research assistants for the 2020 academic year. If you are interested in applying, please review the current projects and available RA roles and submit an RA application.