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Graduate students

GREAT NEWS! Dr. James is currently recruiting Social Psychology graduate (Ph.D.) student(s) who are interested in (a) internalized racism, (b) biological race essentialism, and/or (c) social and psychological determinants of racial and sexual minority health to join my research team at UMN beginning Fall 2024. More information about applying to UMN's Ph.D. Social Psychology can be found here. Applications are due December 1st. 

Undergraduate Student Research Assistants

Dr. James is looking for detail-oriented UMN Psychology Undergraduates who are interested in studying stigma (racism, homophobia), biological race essentialism, and health equity/disparities. Students can either volunteer or work for credit (by registering for PSY 4993/5993) throughout the school year or summer periods. In most cases, students will be involved in well-defined project(s). Students, based on interest and skills, will be involved at almost all stages of the research process: literature review, participant recruitment/data collection, data analysis, manuscript write-up. If publishable findings emerge from projects, students will—based on prior agreements and their level of input—have their name on any resulting conference presentations or journal papers. As it sometimes takes some time to develop a meaningful research project, students are expected to make a minimum 2-semester commitment to the research team, with some exceptions. Weekly meetings will be held throughout the semester to discuss progress, as well as research, academic, and career goals. Prospective applicants should fill out this brief application. Please contact the HIES Research Team,, with any questions or for more information. 

Research Collaborations 

I am open to research collaborations with scholars (faculty, post-docs, graduate students) with overlapping research interests. Please email me at