Andrea C. Vial
Andrea Vial is a doctoral candidate in social psychology working primarily with Jack Dovidio and Victoria Brescoll (School of Management). She received her BA in psychology with a minor in sociology from Hunter College of the City University of New York. Andrea studies intergroup bias in the workplace, seeking to understand the social and psychological barriers to the advancement of underrepresented (or otherwise low status) groups, with a focus on the experience of leaders from these groups. In particular, she investigates why leaders from low status groups, like women, might be unwilling or unable to promote diversity in their organizations. Andrea received the 2016 American Psychological Association’s Geis Memorial Award to support her doctoral dissertation on gender bias in organizations, and her work has been featured in The Atlantic.