News & Recent Events
**Professor Richeson will NOT be accepting new PhD students for acceptance/enrollment in 2016**
Dorainne Levy and Vida Manzo have each been awarded a Graduate Research Grant for their dissertation research!
Julian Rucker, Christopher Petsko, Alexandra Garr-Schultz, and Ryan Lei received travel awards for the SPSP 2016 Conference!
Ryan Lei has been awarded a Graduate Student Summer Research Grant from the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)!
The SPCL wishes a warm goodbye to our graduating seniors, Jazz Stephens and Tricia Pendergrast!
Alissa Mrazek has been awarded a Graduate Research Grant for her dissertation research!
The National Academy of Sciences has elected Professor Richeson as one of its newest members.
Professor Richeson has been named a winner of the 2015 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship!
Julian Rucker, has been recognized with an honorable mention in the National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and named an
alternate in the Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship Competition.
Alexandra Garr-Schultz has been recognized with an honorable mention in the Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship Competition.
Professor Richeson recently published an OpEd in the Washington Post on the value of race-related dialogues and cross-race interaction.
Former SPCL postdoctoral fellow Mary Murphy won the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation!
Professor Richeson co-wrote an OpEd with Historian Shana Bernstein on the value of multiracial coalitions.
Former student, Vani Mathur accepted an Assistant Professor position at Texas A&M! Congratulations, Vani!
Former SPCL grad Maureen Craig accepted an Assistant Professor postion at NYU, starting in July 2016! Congratulations, Maureen!
The SPCL welcomes new graduate students Natalie Daumeyer and Julian Rucker! We also welcome back Michelle Rheinschmidt-Same as a postdoctoral fellow
and lab manager!
Lauren Foley will begin a Master's program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. We thank Lauren for her hard work as the lab manager
and wish her the best in her program!
Congratulations to Ryan Lei on receiving a Graduate Cognitive Science Fellowship!
Hina Muneeruddin's poster presentation of her thesis won 2nd place for the social science & humanities section of the 2014 Undergraduate Research
and Arts Exposition!
Alissa Mrazek passed her Masters Thesis Defense! Congrats, Alissa!
Former student, Vani Mathur's research on racial biases in pain perception is featured as a "journal club" article on the journal Pain's website.
Maureen passed her dissertation defense with flying colors and is now Dr. Maureen Craig! Congrats, Mo! Maureen will
begin a postdoctoral fellow position at The Ohio State University this summer!
Maureen's research on the effects of shifting racial demographics in the United States on White Americans' racial attitudes and political ideology
is receiving a lot of media attention!
Vida Manzo passed her Masters Thesis Defense! Congrats, Vida!
Alissa Mrazek won a research grant from the DRRC.
Congratulations to Alissa Mrazek for passing her qualifying exams! She is now officially a Doctoral candidate.
Maureen's research is highlighted in a Huffington Post article!
Congratulations to Vida Manzo for passing her qualifying exams! She is now officially a Doctoral candidate.
Maureen received a Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) conference travel award. Congrats, Mo!
SPCL RA and thesis student, Hina Muneeruddin, received an Undergraduate Research Grant (URG) from Northwestern University. Good
Congratulations to our RA graduates Erinma Ukoha, Laura Venn, Emmanuel Anderson, and Sydney Smith. We wish you the best of luck on
all future endeavors!
Congratulations to SROP intern Jasmine Koech for doing a great job in the lab and giving an excellent presentation. Best of luck on your
Maureen Craig got a Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grant-in-Aid funded and an International Society of Political
Psychology (ISPP) travel award!
Vida Manzo wins the Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship!
Dorainne Levy and Vida Manzo won admission into the Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISP) program taking place
in the summer of 2013 at UC Davis! Congrats guys!
SPCL undergraduate Research Assistant, Ellyn Peña, won the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship!
Katie Rotella passed her dissertation defense with flying colors and is now Dr. Katie Rotella! Congrats Katie!
Professor Richeson was named John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Endowed Chair during an Investiture ceremony on February 15th!
Former lab manager, Shanette Porter, accepted a position as a senior research analyst at the University of Chicago's Consortium on Chicago
School Research (CCSR)!
Maureen Craig won and accepted an American Bar Foundation Fellowship for next year! Congrats Mo!
Alissa Mrazek won a research grant from the National Science Foundation to study in Singapore this summer!
Vida Manzo won a travel grant from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology! Congrats Vida!
The SPCL welcomes our new lab manager Lauren Foley to the lab!
Laura Venn won an Undergraduate Reseach Grant for her honors thesis work!
Alissa Mrazek won a research grant from the Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) at NU's Kellogg School of Management!
The SPCL welcomes summer RAs Hinasahar Muneeruddin, Christine Daly, and Laura Venn to the lab!
Dr. Richeson appears on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC!
Destiny Peery accepts a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Duke Law School!
Dorainne Levy wins a Ford Foundation Fellowship!
Dorainne Levy wins a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Maureen Craig's research proposal for the Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) program is accepted to be fielded!
The SPCL welcomes visiting graduate student Stacey Sasaki to the lab!
Dorainne Levy wins a travel award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology!
The SPCL welcomes summer RAs Melissa Hyre, Jermaine Dictado, and Lydia Wilson to the lab!