Elise Agbadu (née Ozier)
Undergraduate Degree: B.A. Psychology, Indiana University Northwest, 2012
Graduate Degree: Ph.D. Social Psychology, Indiana University, in progress
Graduate Student in the Mind and Identity in Context Lab: 2015 - present
Broadly speaking, I am interested in how experiences of bias and/or identity threat affect the academic achievement of minorities and members of stigmatized groups. In one line of research, I am exploring whether exposure to instances of subtle and blatant bias have disparate impacts on learning and knowledge transfer for racial minority and White students. In another experiment, my collaborators and I are investigating how feeling “pressure to work harder” impacts stigmatized groups in identity threatening environments. I am also interested in designing social psychological interventions to mitigate the negative consequences of identity threat and improve academic experiences and outcomes for members of stigmatized groups.