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Professor, Psychology Women's & Gender Studies

After completing her post-doc at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Gervais joined the Psych/Law and Social Psychology areas at the UNL in Fall 2008. Sarah's research examines power and subtle prejudice. Examining behaviors like the objectifying gaze, flattery, patronization, and interpersonal confrontation, Sarah has found that the discriminatory acts of powerful people are often more subtle and nuanced than previously thought, but they still have negative consequences for recipients. Sarah also examines the relationship between subtle prejudice and public policy and law.


Ph.D., Psychology and Women's Studies, Penn State