Natalie Markowitz Wittlin
Natalie Markowitz Wittlin is a second-year doctoral student whose research focuses on psychological responses to members of gender minority groups. In one line of work, for example, she employs methods from the study of gender essentialism to uncover implicit categorizations of transgender men and women. In another, she investigates whether people who challenge widely-held assumptions about sex and gender are "dehumanized" - that is, denied traits thought to be unique to humans. Natalie earned her B. A. from Barnard College at Columbia University with a major in psychology and a minor in political science. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked in the fields of education, public health, and psychology.