Sexual orientation and race mute the prescriptive nature of gender stereotypes

Examining gender prescriptive stereotypes at the intersection of sexual orientation (Study 1) and race (Study 2), we find evidence of prototypicality biases and muted gender differences between men and women of non-prototypical groups.

Intersectionality in Psychology

Understanding the interconnected nature of social identities in experiences and perception

The Role of Stereotypes in Hierarchy Maintenance

Understanding the role of stereotypes in hierarchy maintenance

Gay = STIs? Associations between gay and lesbian sexual health stereotypes and prejudice in healthcare

Across five studies, we document the persistent stereotypes that gay men are promiscuous and have riskier sex. We also find that people have similar stereotypes of lesbian women, albeit to a lesser degree, and these stereotypes have implications for prejudice and discrimination.

Divergence Between Descriptive and Prescriptive Stereotypes and Expectations for Gay Men and Lesbian Women

Presentation at the Women and Public Policy Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School

Race and Sexual Orientation's Influence on Gender Prescriptive Stereotypes

Presentation within the symposium "Existing at the Nexus of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation".

The Theory of Gendered Prejudice: A Social Dominance and Intersectionalist Perspective

Using the theoretical frameworks of evolutionary psychology and social dominance theory (SDT), this chapter offers an alternative understanding of the intersectional entanglement of racism and sexism. This chapter introduces the theory of gendered prejudice, a derivative of SDT, and posits that a satisfactory account of racism, or what social dominance theorists generalize as “arbitrary-set” oppression, is a deeply gendered phenomenon.