Doctoral Candidate in Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies
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Leanna Papp is a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research examines how inequality influences (1) perceptions of violence, (2) policy development, and (3) appraisals of stigmatized and marginalized groups. Leanna uses multiple methods (qualitative, quantitative, mixed), designs (cross-sectional, longitudinal, cohort), and analyses (e.g., structural equation modeling, thematic analysis, factor analysis, content analysis, latent analysis) to understand experiences and attitudes around inequality and the implications of inequality for behavior and health. Their mixed-methods, longitudinal dissertation research centers on undergraduate women's experiences of "sexualized aggression"—understudied forms of sexual assault and aggression—and has been supported by the Center for the Education of Women, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Rackham Graduate School.
Faculty Advisors: Sara McClelland and Monique Ward