At its core, the REPS Lab is unified by an interest in conducting research that is psychologically informed, systematically tested, and broadly relevant to academic audiences and beyond. Currently, the REPS Lab is engaged in three broad research programs:
- Intergroup and interminority politics, in particular, the role of solidarity in creating and sustaining political coalitions between various people of color (e.g., African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, MENAs).
- Formation and expression of partisan identities among Asian Americans and Latinos, two populations with substantial shares of foreign-born individuals.
- Language and political cognition, especially the conditions under which people’s language influences their political views on topics like gender inequality, climate change, and ethnic relations.