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culture + intergroup relations lab
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN MARCOS
Sasha Kimel, Ph.D.
Dr. Sasha Kimel is a social and cultural psychologist. She joined the Psychology Department at California State University, San Marcos in Fall 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. Beforehand, Dr. Kimel was at Harvard University where she was a Harvard College Fellow, a postdoctoral fellow and a lecturer. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan. Her psychological research on intergroup conflict and culture draws on her background in public policy as well as her experience working at the United Nations and non-profits focused on international conflict resolution. She has lived in Canada, Japan, Singapore and Israel/Palestine.
Brianna graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of La Verne in 2018 before beginning the Masters of Arts program in Psychological Science at California State University, San Marcos. Brianna is interested in examining the differences between the acculturation attitudes of minority groups and receiving host communities on intergroup relations. After graduating, she would eventually like to become a professor of psychology. During her free time, Brianna enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and drawing.
Graduate Student (Former)
Kayleigh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside in 2018 before pursuing her Masters of Arts in Psychological Science at CSUSM and graduating in 2021. For her Masters thesis, Kayleigh investigated the influence of morality on motivating intergroup conflict, through the lens of political group affiliation. Kayleigh is currently a research manager. More info.
Viridiana Sanchez Alcaraz
Lab Manager (Former)
Viri graduated from California State University San Marcos in 2020 with a major in Psychological Sciences and then served as as a lab manager for the Culture and Intergroup Relations Lab. While at CSUSM, Viri was an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Carnes' Social Psychology Lab. Viri is currently a case manager for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. More info.
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Former)
Alexair graduated from California State University, San Marcos and n May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science. Alexair also completed the Undergraduate Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (U-RISE) scholar at CSUSM which is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS). He is currently a PhD student in UCLA's Social Relations Lab.
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