Congratulations to Lupita Gonzalez, now Dr. Gonzalez, for successfully defending her dissertation on The Effects of Social Contexts on Racially Biased Cognitive and Socio-Emotional Processes. Lupita is the daughter of immigrants and a first-generation high-school, college, and graduate student. In her dissertation, she used eye-tracking to investigate how competitive social contexts influence attention and memory for racial ingroup and outgroup members, as well as, one’s willingness to interact with racial outgroups

Lupita will be an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania starting Fall 2020. She’s excited to teach and mentor students and continue contributing to diversity in psychology. If you’d like to know more about her research and/or contact her you can check out her website: or follow her on Twitter @LupitaDSGlez