Tristan L. Botelho

Professor Botelho’s research interests include digital platforms and entrepreneurship, with a focus on questions related to careers, innovation, social evaluation, and strategy. In current work, he explores how factors unrelated to quality, such as gender and social influence, affect the ratings investment professionals receive. In other work, he focuses on how employer characteristics affect the likelihood that an employee becomes an entrepreneur and how an entrepreneur’s social network affects their performance. His research has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, and London School of Economics Business Review, has been covered by various media outlets, and has been recognized by several awards.


Rodrigo Canales

Rodrigo Canales does research at the intersection of organizational theory and institutional theory, with a special interest in the role of institutions for economic development. Specifically, Rodrigo studies how individuals are affected by and in turn purposefully change complex organizations or systems.  His current research is divided in three streams. The first focuses on the structural determinants of the quality of startup employment. The second, in partnership with the Hewlett Foundation, explores the conditions under which development policies and practices are built upon and incorporate existing, rigorous evidence. The third, with generous support from the Merida Initiative, explores how to build effective, resilient, and trusted police organizations in Mexico.


Amy Wrzesniewski

Professor Wrzesniewski's research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling. Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.


Cydney Dupree

Professor Dupree’s research interests address how to reduce social group divisions and increase the inclusion of under-represented minorities within and across organizations. She uses surveys, experiments, and archival work to delve into the strategies used by social groups in seeking to meet their interpersonal affiliative and hierarchical goals, considering the implications of these strategies for reducing inequality and achieving successful interracial interactions. Her current lines of research investigate: 1) the impact of socio-political attitudes and stereotypes on verbal and nonverbal outgroup behavior, 2) the ways in which associations between race and status influence minority- and majority-group members’ occupational preferences, and 3) the situational and individual differences factors that influence prosocial outgroup behavior.


Jennifer Richeson

Jennifer A. Richeson is the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University and Director of the Social Perception and Communication Lab. She received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Brown university, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard university. Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 2016, she was the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, where she was also a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. Through her research and teaching, Professor Richeson hopes to identify ways to create cohesive environments that are also culturally diverse. When not in the lab, Professor Richeson likes to run around with her dog, Achilles, play word and card games, and comment on politics and current events.


Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus is a social psychologist who specializes in the study of inequality. His current work explores the behaviors and emotional states that maintain and perpetuate economic and social inequality in society. He also studies the emotional processes that allow individuals and teams to work together more effectively.


Ivy Onyeador

Ivy is a postdoctoral associate in the Social Perception and Communication Lab (SPCL). She earned her B.S. in psychology with distinction from Yale University in 2011. Ivy served in teh Yale University Chaplain's Office as a Woodbridge Fellow before attending graduate school at UCLA, where she earned her PhD in 2017. Her research examines bias and responses to bias from dominant and subordinate group members. In her free time she enjoys discussing current events and pop culture on the internet.


Jun Won Park

Jun Won is a doctoral student at the Yale School of Management. A Washingtonian at heart, he enjoys listening to rain sounds while the sun is out. His current research interests are broadly related to the psychology of collective action and social identity, with a focus on allyship in social movements. He received his BA in Psychology from Pomona College before coming to the Yale.


Bennett Callaghan

Bennett Callaghan is a member of the Kraus Lab as well as a member of the Yale Intergroup Relations Lab. His research interests broadly relate to the psychology of social class, both in terms of how it is experienced (on a personal and cultural level) and how it is implicated in collective and inter-group processes. Bennett received his BA in Forensic Psychology, with a minor in English, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York) and spent two years at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before coming to Yale.

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Brittany Torrez

Brittany is a 2nd year graduate student interested in the study of inequality and social class. Brittany did her undergraduate training at Stanford University where she majored in psychology before working as a lab manager at USC. When Brittany is not conducting research, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and scoping out the local Mexican food spots.


Xanni Brown

Xanni is a third year doctoral student in the social psychology program. She majored in social studies at harvard university, where she also worked in the Sidanius intergroup psychology lab. Xanni’s research interests include intergroup relations, inequality, empathy, and political psychology. her non-research interests include campaign finance reform, bicycle touring, mountains, and rugby.


Julian Rucker

Julian is a fourth year doctoral student at Yale. He is primarily interested in the relationship between lay perceptions of discrimination and subsequent support for efforts to address social inequality. In his free time, he likes playing guitar and binging on documentaries and college football.