Thomas Ball


Thomas Ball
  • Graduate Student

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Biography

Research Labs: Branscombe Lab & Molina Lab

Advisor: Dr. Nyla Branscombe

Research Interests: My research interests center around intergroup relations and stigmatized group identities.  Some specific questions of interest include: How do members of stigmatized groups cope with perceived disadvantage due to their devalued status?  How do asymmetric power relations complicate intergroup relation exchanges, and how can we promote more positive interactions across group boundaries?  I also explore opportunities for community-engaged scholarship by collaborating with the Center for Public Partnerships & Research at KU.