Clara L. Wilkins

Clara L. Wilkins, Ph.D. is a social psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Brain and Psychological Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her Ph.D. and M.S. the University of Washington and her B.A. with honors at Stanford University.

A fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, she serves on several editorial boards including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Her research examines prejudice, stereotyping, and the self. She explores how social change (e.g., racial and gender progress) affects high-status groups’ perceptions of victimization. She also examines how variation in racial and ethnic minorities’ physical appearance shapes stereotyping and identification. The over-arching goal of her work is to understand social inequities in order to minimize their negative effects on individuals, groups and society.

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