Research

Cultures make people, people make cultures.

I work where the mind meets the world to fight bias, disrupt cultural defaults, and design inclusive cultures. 

I specialize in the identifying the power, promises, and pitfalls of culture and culture change.

Here are some examples of my research and academic publications. See my PORTFOLIO for examples of my work translating research into actionable insights for practitioners and general audiences and for media mentions.

Cultural, social, & organizational change

Social differences as assets

Empowering & inclusive education

Culture & cultural defaults

Here are a few recent webinars and talks applying this research to making change in schools, higher education, and communities.

Supporting Cross-Race Friendships

Webinar with Dr. Kristin Pauker and Embrace Race, discussing insights from research about how kids and people think and talk about race and how we can work to change challenge cultural defaults and assumptions that divide us.

Bridging Research & Practice to Foster Racial Literacy

Webinar for the University of Kentucky, telling the story of developing the RaceWorks toolkit.

Understanding & Measuring Mobility from Poverty

Talk at the Circles USA Leadership Conference, at a community church in Greenville, SC.

Photos: Linus Nylund, John Schaidler, Gemma Chua-Tran, and Héctor J. Rivas on Unsplash