Research grants were awarded in May 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year and brief descriptions of the project can be found below. Funding concluded in June 2018.
Examining Strategies to Remediate Discrimination Against Hijabi Muslim Americans
Dr. Mikki Hebl Chair, Department of Psychology
Shannon Cheng Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
Abby Corrington Graduate Student, Department of Psychology
This study will focus on employed Hijabis (women who wear headscarves in public) in order to control for the potential effect of gender and because the hijab makes religion salient in these women's interactions with thers. Focus groups will be used to gain a perspective on the discrimination they face as well as common individual, ally, and organizational-level strategies they have either observed or utilized, and the most statistically effective individual, ally, and organizational-level strategies used to remediate the discrimination. The goal of this study is to reduce discrimination towards and to create a more positive culture for Hijabis in the classroom, workplace and society at large.