Flora Oswald



Graduate Student
(814) 865-9514

Professional Bio

Flora Oswald is a doctoral candidate and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellow in the dual-title PhD program in Psychology (social area) and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (advisors: Dr. Jes Matsick and Dr. Reg Adams). Flora is interested in how marginalized identities shape people’s experiences and perceptions of their social worlds, with a particular focus on stereotyping and stigmatization. Much of Flora’s current work bridges feminist social psychological approaches with visual perception research to elucidate the basic mechanisms underlying prejudice and stigmatization of marginalized sexuality, gender, and bodily identities.