Diversity, Social Identity, Prejudice and Stereotyping, Bias-reducing Interventions
Clarissa joined INSEAD as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in August 2017. She is affiliated with the Organisational Behaviour department and the INSEAD Gender Initiative. Clarissa received a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell University and an M.A. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University before earning her PhD in Social Psychology at UCLA.
Clarissa is an experimental social psychologist, and her research focuses on prejudice and stereotyping, intergroup relations and bias-reducing interventions aimed at increasing the representation of women and minorities in leadership and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). She is interested in when and how people belonging to underrepresented stigmatized groups are more likely to support one another. In her current project at INSEAD, Clarissa is investigating how to improve gender balance – both at the individual level (what people can do) and at the organisational level (what businesses/institutions can do).