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Public scholar: Maxine Iannuccilli

How do we acquire gender stereotypes?

My inspiration

Maxine Iannuccilli (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Psychology at Concordia. Her research focuses on the the developmental origins of gender stereotypes – examining how we acquire stereotypical beliefs about gender and in turn how those beliefs affect our behavior. As a fellow of Concordia’s Social Justice Center, Maxine is also engaged in interdisciplinary research investigating gender gaps across academic disciplines. The overall aim of her work is to provide insight into the origins of gender disparities and inform effective ways of intervening and ultimately preventing the perpetual transmission of societal gender biases.

Maxine is a former SSHRC Storytellers Finalist & National Three Minute Thesis PhD competition finalist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and was awarded a Certificate of Academic Excellence by the Canadian Psychological Association. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.




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