Hi, I'm Rachel! I'm a psychology researcher studying how people make sense of the social world, and specifically, the categories within it. My research is situated at the intersection of three areas: developmental psychology, social psychology, and cognitive psychology. In my work, I investigate the nature of social category representations (e.g., who people think of as most prototypical of categories like "women" and "men") and the sociocultural factors that predict variation in these representations (e.g., the role of language, explanation, and ideology). I study these questions in children, adolescents, and adults. 

I'm currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University, where I work with Kristina Olson in the Human Diversity Lab and am funded by an F32 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. I received my PhD in social psychology, with a developmental concentration, at New York University; there, I worked primarily with Marjorie Rhodes in the Conceptual Development and Social Cognition Lab and collaborated with others in the department, including Andrei Cimpian and Jay Van Bavel. Before graduate school, I earned my BA in psychology and gender studies from Northwestern University. 

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