HELLO, I'M

Aerielle M. Allen

Doctoral Candidate at the University of Connecticut, Department of Psychological Sciences (Area: Social Psychology)

&

National Institute of Health T32 Social Processes of AIDS Training Fellow

Aerielle M. Allen

Ph.D. Candidate,

Social Psychology, UConn

M.A., Experimental Psychology, CSUN 

B.A., Psychology, UCLA

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
 

About

MY BACKGROUND

Aerielle is currently a 5th year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut with an expected graduation date of May 2020. Her research broadly focuses on how both societally advantaged (e.g., White individuals, cis-gender males) and disadvantaged (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities) group members perceive, cope, and respond to information about inequality. She is interested in the broader implications of knowledge about inequality for social justice and public health disparities. By taking an interdisciplinary and mixed methods approach, her goal is to shed light on how information about inequality and injustice can be harnessed towards empowering members of stigmatized and disadvantaged groups and motivate and prompt action towards change among advantaged groups.

 

When she is not reading, writing, or having a one-sided debate with data syntax, you can find her working with her sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., binging Netflix, HBO series, and Law & Order: SVU, or taking her fur babies, Wall-E and Eve, on a nature adventure. Aren’t they the cutest?

 

Aerielle invites you to explore her website to get a better sense of who she is as a scholar and activist for social justice.

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2020 (expected)

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Ph.D., Psychological Sciences, Social Psychology emphasis Certificate of Quantitative Research Methods

Advisors: Felicia Pratto & Colin W. Leach

2015

California State University, Northridge

M.A., General Experimental Psychology

Advisors: Debbie S. Ma & Bradley McAuliff

2013

University of California, Los Angeles B.A., Psychology

Advisor: Jenessa Shapiro

Teaching Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

Instructor of Record
Summer 2019

Social Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

Summer 2017

Introduction to Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

Lab Instructor or Teaching Assistant
Fall 2019

Principles of Research in Psychology, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut

Spring 2015

Introduction to Psychology, Department of Psychology, California State University Northridge

Fall 2014

Prejudice and Discrimination Capstone, Department of Psychology, California State University Northridge

Grants and Research Support

Current Grant 2015 - 2019

T32 MH074387 (Kalichman)

Training in Social Processes of HIV/AIDS

Role: Trainee

Guest Lecturer
Fall 2018

Social Determinants of Health

Social Psychology

Department of Psychological Sciences,

University of Connecticut

Spring 2017

Obedience and Compliance

Introduction to Social Psychology

Department of Psychological Sciences,

University of Connecticut

Skills & Research Interests

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

Quantitative: Multiple Regression

Structural Equation Modeling

Exploratory Factor Analysis

Psychometric Analysis

Software: SPSS, R, STATA, LIWC, Qualtrics

Intergroup Relations

Social and Criminal Justice

Health Disparities

Collective Action

Racial Inequality & Stigma

 
 

Awards & Honors

WHERE I SHINE

2018 - Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Graduate Student Diversity Travel Award

2018 - University of Connecticut Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award

2017 - Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grants-in-Aid Program Award

2017 - Society for Personality and Social Psychology Diversity Award 

2015 - California State University Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) Fellowship Award      

2014 - California State University Northridge, Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (MBRS) Graduate Fellowship Award California 2014 - State University Northridge, Psychology Creative Endeavors Award

2013 - California State University Northridge, Psychology Graduate Equity Award

2012 - University of California Los Angeles, Psychology Research Opportunity Award

2011 - University of California Los Angeles, National Pan-Hellenic Council at UCLA Dr. Gale E. Wyatt Scholar Award

2009 - University of California Los Angeles, Miller and Shigemura Scholarship Award

I'd love to hear from you.

  • Black LinkedIn Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon

Contact

University of Connecticut, Storrs Psychological Sciences Department 406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020

Storrs, CT 06269

© 2019 By Aerielle Allen.