How do Identities Interact?

Our work attends to intersections of race and gender with each other and with other identities. For example, we found that distinct racial stereotypes about status and cultural foreignness apply to both women and men within each racial group (Cheryan & Monin, JPSP, 2005; Zou & Cheryan, JPSP, 2017). We have also examined how having a marginalized identity (e.g., being overweight, being LGBTQ) may paradoxically offer a buffer against prejudice based on other identities (e.g., race). For example, gay Asian Americans, but not gay White Americans, are assumed to be more American than their straight counterparts (Semrow, Zou, Liu, & Cheryan, SPPS, 2020). Our current work employs theoretical and methodological approaches that attend to intersectional dynamics.