Kerry Spalding is a sixth-year PhD student in the Social/Personality Area at the University of Washington. She received her B.A. in Mathematics from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 2004. Broadly, her research focuses on the experiences of women and racial minorities in fields in which they are underrepresented.
In one line of work, she examines which women and minorities respond to underrepresentation by favoring members of a high status outgroup over members of their own group and under what circumstances they show this favoritism. In another area of research, she examines the consequences women and minorities experience when they claim to have experienced discrimination at the hands of an ingroup member. In third line of research, she examines how gender/science stereotypes shape the performance of female scientists over time.