My research interests center on the contingencies on the applications of moral norms.
Lay conceptions of justice are consequential across a variety of domains. From micro-level perceptions of interpersonal aggressions (e.g., microaggressions) to macro-level community social policies (e.g., methadone clinic siting), people react negatively when unfairness occurs. However, attributions of blame and judgments of fairness are likely to be susceptible to a host of subtle situational factors that can become the seeds to interpersonal or intergroup conflict. In my work, I examine judgments of fairness across a variety of contexts, with a focus on how those judgments can depend on factors that are traditionally considered antithetical to normative conceptions of fairness.
I am a student in the Social Psychology Ph.D. program at the University of Illinois at Chicago working with Drs. Linda Skitka and Sylvia Morelli. Prior to UIC, I graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Before that, I served on active duty in the U.S. Navy.