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DR. ANDREA VIAL

Lab Director

PhD, Yale University

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DR. COLLEEN COWGILL

Postdoctoral Researcher

PhD, Ohio University

Colleen's research program broadly examines attitudes toward members of marginalized or underrepresented groups in certain contexts and the impact of being a member of such groups on a person’s career goals, self-presentation, and prosocial behavior. 

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DR. JENNY VELDMAN

Postdoctoral Researcher
PhD, University of Leuven

Jenny’s research focuses on coping with stigma in organizations. How do members of underrepresented groups (e.g., low SES students at university and women in STEM) cope with challenges they face in work and education fields? And how does this affect their outcomes in work and education? 

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MORGANE MOTLIK

Undergraduate Capstone Researcher 2021-2022
NYU Abu Dhabi

Morgane is a senior at NYU Abu Dhabi, double-majoring in Psychology and Philosophy, with an interest in both social and cognitive psychology. Her focus is on how traditional ideas of female or male-dominated fields affect women’s ambition and interest in those fields. She's completing an undergraduate thesis (Capstone Project) at SRBL, investigating how exposure to media portraying stereotypical gender roles may shape women’s interest in and self-perceptions about brilliance-oriented domains. Additionally, the project aims to explore how exposure to gender stereotypes in media influences support for female job candidates in brilliance-oriented domains.

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SHAQIB ALAM

Research Assistant
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Shaqib is a sophomore at NYU Rory Meyers where he is majoring in Nursing. He is interested in how gender norms and beliefs evolve over time, and what systems or institutions keep them constant throughout cultural, religious, or societal spheres.

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MOSTAFA ELSAID

Research Assistant
NYU Abu Dhabi

Mostafa is a third-year student studying Psychology and Sociology at NYU Abu Dhabi. His research interests include the intersection of gender and language across different cultures as well as neuroesthetics and neural correlates of prejudice.

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CECE KIM

Research Assistant
NYU Abu Dhabi

Cece is a senior at NYU Abu Dhabi where she is studying Literature & Creative Writing and Psychology. She is interested in understanding how gender norms and beliefs affect marginalized individuals on personal, societal, and professional realms. 

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ACKLINDA LIU

Research Assistant
NYU Abu Dhabi

Acklinda is a junior studying Psychology and Art Practice at NYU Abu Dhabi. She is interested in how gender representations and beliefs influence individuals' decisions, motivation, and psychological wellbeing in the context of education.

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YVES TENG

Research Assistant
NYU Abu Dhabi

Yves is a junior at NYU Abu Dhabi, double-majoring in Psychology and Music. She is interested in social psychology, specifically how gender norms affect the way individuals perceive and navigate the world. She is also passionate about Music Therapy and wants to further examine the link between gender roles and expectations in limiting musical expression as well as participation.