The grant is for the assistant professor of psychology's project, "An empirical investigation of allyship and intersectionality to signal identity safety for stigmatized individuals in the workplace."
India Johnson, assistant professor of psychology, was awarded a $5,200 grant from the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP) for her project, "An empirical investigation of allyship and intersectionality to signal identity safety for stigmatized individuals in the workplace."
The project aims to inform how organizations can create a more inclusive environment, particularly for individuals with multiple stigmatized identities. The grant funds will provide incentives for participants in the proposed research studies.
The funded proposal is an extension of Johnson's previously published work examining how allyship can encourage Black women to feel welcome in STEM environments. Eva Pietri and Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, professors in the Applied Social and Organizational Psychology program at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), and Samantha Mowrer, a data scientist at Nielsen, are co-investigators on the project.
Ultimately, the project will inform the development of an evidence-based intervention for organizations to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment for persons of all identities, including those belonging to multiply negatively stereotyped groups.