research team


Emily Brackman, ’11. Psychology Major. Emily is assisting with web development and locating images of human subjects of research in the 1960s.

Rayna Edwards, BA ’10 / MA ’11. Psychology. Rayna is developing coding methods as well as managing Atlas.ti, the software used to digitally code and analyze the survey data. She will visit the Library of Congress to audit collected surveys. This year Rayna will be completing an MA thesis examining experiences of devaluation by gender non-conforming individuals, and is also working on the history and usage of gender-related psychometrics. In her spare time she is a musician and composer.

Jill Morawski, Professor of Psychology, Science in Society, and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Director of the Center for the Humanities. Morawski co-directs WesDAP with Laura Stark.

Matthew Narkaus, ’11. Psychology Major, Ronald E. McNair Fellow. Over the past summer Matthew helped in transcribing surveys as well as participating in sample coding.  He is interested in using the surveys to examine ethics’ concerns that involved race.  He is a student reviewer for the Mind Matters psychology journal and is also interested in cognitive and developmental psychology.

Davia Palley, ’10 Psychology, University of Mary Washington. Davia is a research intern who is transcribing and coding survey data. She will be traveling to the Library of Congress to digitize additional surveys. Davia will be leaving the project at the end of October to study in Argentina.

Grace Ross, ’12. English; American Studies. Grace spent the summer working at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC collecting, documenting, and transcribing the APA surveys; this fall she manages all the Archival material. Grace is working as a writing tutor and mentor on campus and is a leader in the student-run a cappella group, the Mixolydians.

Sophia Sadinsky, ’11. French Studies; Science in Society Program. This summer Sophie transcribed surveys and organized survey data; she soon heads to the Library of Congress to audit collected surveys. Sophie is working on a thesis that examines the gender dynamics of a reproductive health project and is an editor of the student psychology journal, Mind Matters.

Laura Stark, Assistant Professor of Science in Society and of Sociology; and faculty affiliate of the College of the Environment. Stark co-directs WesDAP with Jill Morawski.

Dylan Turmeque, ’13 Film Studies and Psychology. Dylan has been working on transcribing and on some sample coding. Dylan also helped in the initial stages of the subjectivity website. He is excited to examine the ethics involving special education and race.