ABOUT US & OUR RESEARCH

The Bonam Lab is part of the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is led by Dr. Courtney Bonam. Our research focuses on race as a social process, from both a social psychological and community psychology perspective. We examine race as a fluid social construct shaping human imagination, perception of people and physical space, and social interaction. We are especially interested in race as it shapes the everyday experiences of individuals and communities in the U.S., in ways that may perpetuate or alleviate racial inequality. READ MORE

We are interested in race as it relates to these broad topics:
Social Identity & Social Identity Threat
Social Stigma
Interracial Interactions & Intergroup Relations
Stereotyping, Prejudice & Discrimination
Social Perception (i.e. Person Perception, Place Perception)
Social Justice Issues & Social Policies
Environmental Inequality & Environmental Justice
LAB NEWS

CONGRATS to 
Dr. Brett Coleman
for successfully defending his PhD dissertation 
and for accepting a tenure-track faculty position at Western Washington University, starting Fall 2016

CONGRATS to 
Caitlyn Yantis
for passing her preliminary exam 
and being advanced to PhD candidacy

CONGRATS to
Chyei Vinluan
on her decision to begin the TUFTS PhD program in Social Psychology, Fall 2016

CONGRATS to 
Drexler James
for successfully defending his MA thesis

CONGRATS to 
Olivia Holmes
for successfully defending her MA thesis

Updated: 4/9/16