Valerie Purdie-Vaughns

Valerie Purdie-Vaughns is Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Laboratory of Intergroup Relations and the Social Mind (LIRSM) at Columbia. LIRSM incorporates insights from a range of disciplines—including psychology, sociomedical sciences, education, and legal scholarship—to develop a more robust understanding of how differences between social groups (e.g., with respect to, age, gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, social class, power) affect human behavior.