Canada Research Chair

Toni Schmader holds the Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent 10 years on the faculty at the University of Arizona, and has held a visiting position at Harvard University. Her research examines the interplay between self and social identity, particularly when one’s social identity is accord lower status or is targeted by negative stereotypes. In exploring these issues, her research draws upon and extends existing work on implicit gender bias, social stigma, social justice, social cognition, intergroup emotion, self-esteem, and motivation and performance. Her research has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health. She has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and on the Executive Committees of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and co-authored or edited two books. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Killam Faculty Research Prize.