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Shana Levin

Shana Levin

Shana Levin has research interests in prejudice and discrimination, ideologies of group inequality, ethnic identification, social dominance orientation, and intergroup attitudes in the United States, Israel, Northern Ireland, and Lebanon.

Professor Levin has served on the governing councils of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the International Society of Political Psychology, and has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. Her work has appeared in journals such as Political Psychology, Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Psychological Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the Journal of Social Issues, the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and on two occasions she has coauthored publications that received Honorable Mention for the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize. She received the 2007 WPA Early Career Research Award and is a Fellow of WPA and SESP.

Primary Interests:

  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping


Journal Articles:

  • Levin, S., Sinclair, S., Sidanius, J., & Van Laar, C. (2009). Ethnic and university identities across the college years: A common in-group identity perspective. Journal of Social Issues, 65, 287-306.
  • Levin, S., Taylor, P. L., & Caudle, E. (2007). Interethnic and interracial dating in college: A longitudinal study. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 323-341.
  • Levin, S., Van Laar, C., & Foote, W. (2006). Ethnic segregation and perceived discrimination in college: Mutual influences and effects on social and academic life. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 1471-1501.
  • Matthews, M., Levin, S., & Sidanius, J. (2009). A longitudinal test of the model of political conservatism as motivated social cognition. Political Psychology, 30, 921-936.
  • Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., & Levin, S. (2006). Social dominance theory and the dynamics of intergroup relations: Taking stock and looking forward. In W. Stroebe & M. Hewstone (Eds.), European Review of Social Psychology, Vol. 17, pp. 271-320.
  • Van Laar, C., Levin, S., & Sinclair, S. (2008). Social identity and personal identity stereotype threat: The case of affirmative action. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 295-310.
  • Van Laar, C., Sidanius, J., & Levin, S. (2008). Ethnic-related curricula and intergroup attitudes in college: Movement toward and away from the in-group. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 1601-1638.

Other Publications:

  • Van Laar, C., & Levin, S. (2006). The experience of stigma: Individual, interpersonal, and situational influences. In S. Levin & C. Van Laar (Eds.), Stigma and group inequality: Social psychological perspectives (pp. 1-17). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Van Laar, C., Levin, S., & Sidanius, J. (2008). Ingroup and outgroup contact: A longitudinal study of the effects of cross-ethnic friendships, dates, roommate relationships, and participation in segregated organizations. In U. Wagner, L. R. Tropp, G. Finchilescu, & C. Tredoux (Eds.), Improving intergroup relations: Building on the legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew. Blackwell.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Statistics for Psychologists
  • Political Psychology
  • Psychology Senior Research Seminar
  • Seminar in Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
  • Social Psychology

Shana Levin
Department of Psychology
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, California 91711
United States

  • Phone: (909) 607-5089
  • Fax: (909) 621-8419

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