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Brittany Kowalski



Brittany received her BA in sociology with a double major in Catholic studies, a minor in women and gender studies and a certificate from the honors program from Seton Hall University in 2015. She then began her graduate studies at West Virginia University where she graduated with her MA in sociology in May 2017. Her master’s thesis focused on gender roles and their effect on attraction amongst college students.

She is a doctoral candidate in the sociology with a certificate in university teaching. Her dissertation research examines the effect of perceptions of role congruity on the content of subjective evaluations through an examination of student evaluations of instructors.

Brittany is currently a Graduate Research Assistant on an NSF funded grant (AGEP EAGER Project #1935469) with Drs. Kasi Jackson and Sharon Bird that is examining the leverage points for enhancing diversity at institutions of higher education.

Her broad interests include social psychology, roles, perceptions, motivations, gender, inequalities, intersectionality, religion, and research methods.