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Jennifer Wang

Department of Psychology

University of Wisconsin

341A Graff Main Hall

La Crosse, WI 54601

For a complete CV, please email me.


Assistant Professor, Psychology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse


PhD, Social and Personality Psychology with Diversity Science Minor, University of Washington, 2012

MS, Social and Personality Psychology, University of Washington, 2008

BS, Psychology (with Distinction), University of Washington, 2006


Wang, J., Minervino, C., & Cheryan, S. (in press). Generational differences in vulnerability to identity denial: The role of group identification. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.

Wang, J., Leu, J., & Shoda, Y. (2011). When the seemingly innocuous "stings": Racial microaggressions and their emotional consequences. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(12), 1666-1678. pdf

Leu, J., Wang, J., & Koo, K. (2011). Are positive emotions just as “positive” across cultures? Emotion, 11(4), 994-999. pdf

Wang, J., Siy, J.O., & Cheryan, S. (2011). Racial discrimination and mental health among Asian American youth. In F.T., Leong, L. Juang, D. Qin, & H. Fitzgerald (Eds), Asian American and Pacific Islander Children and Mental Health, Volume 1: Development and Context. pdf

Chaired Conference Symposium

Trujillo, M. & Wang, J. (2012). Sticks and stones…: Emotional and behavioral consequences of seemingly innocuous racial treatment. Speakers: Jennifer Wang, Sara Douglass, Lori Hoggard, Matthew Trujillo. Symposium to be presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, CA.

Conference Talks

Wang, J., Leu, J., & Shoda, Y. (2012, January). When the seemingly innocuous “stings”: Racial microaggressions and their emotional consequences. Symposium talk to be presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, CA.

Wang, J. (2011, August). What factors mitigate the negative effects of racial microaggressions? Talk at the 1st Annual Pacific Conference on Prejudice and Culture (PCPC), Bellingham, WA.

Wang, J., Leu, J., & Shoda (2011, April). Why and when racial microaggressions hurt: The role of perceived prejudice and diversity experiences. Panel talk at the UCLA Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Wang, J., Leu, J., & Shoda, Y. (2011, July). When seemingly innocuous situations “sting”: Microaggressions against cultural identity in academic and community settings and their emotional consequences. Symposium talk (declined) at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), Istanbul, Turkey.

Wang, J., Leu, J., & Shoda, Y. (2011, March). Is it because of my race? Racial microaggressions and negative emotions. Symposium talk at the Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD), Montreal, Canada.

Wang, J. & Cheryan, S. (2010, July). Vulnerability to Identity Denial: Immigration Status and the Desire to be Accepted as American. Symposium talk at the International Society of Political Psychology Conference (ISPP), San Francisco, CA.

Wang, J. & Cheryan, S. (2010, June). Comparing Asian American Ethnic and Racial Identities. Symposium talk at the APA Divison 45 Ethnic Minority Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

Wang, J., Leu, & Shoda (2009, April). Do racial microaggressions really hurt?: The link between racial attributions and negative emotions among Asian Americans. Symposium talk at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Cross Cultural Psychology (Psych 282), Fall 2012 Syllabus

Instructor, Culture and Mental Health (Psych 285), Fall 2012 Syllabus

Instructor, Social Psychology Research Methods (Psych 361), Fall 2011 Website

Instructor, Asian American Psychology (Psych 461), Spring 2011 Website

Teaching Assistant, PEERs Leadership Development to Promote Equity in Engineering Relationships (Engineering 498), Fall 2010 Website

Teaching Assistant, Racism and Minority Groups (Psych 250), Spring 2010

Reader/Guest Instructor, Asian American Psychology (Psych 448/461), Fall 2007, Fall 2008


National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 2008-2011

U.S. Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Recipient, 2007-2011


Excellence in Teaching Nomination, University of Washington, 2012

National Center for Institutional Diversity Exemplary Diversity Scholar, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Finalist, 2012

Summer Institute in Social Psychology (SISP), Northwestern University, 2009

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Diversity Travel Award, 2008

Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Student Travel Award, 2007

Media Interest

University of Washington The Daily KBCS Radio Voices of Diversity Northwest Asian Weekly Time Magazine Seattle Times Science Daily

Service and Other Experience

Diversity Steering Committee Co-Chair, University of Washington Department of Psychology, Fall 2010-present Website

Public Policy Intern / Researcher, Washington Health Foundation, Summer 2009 Website

Editorial Intern, International Examiner, Summer 2008 Website

Entrepreneur, Sneakerology 101, 2004-present Website

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