Bettina Spencer

Bettina Spencer

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Bettina Spencer (@BettinaSpence19) is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. Her main research investigates issues of stereotyping and prejudice as they relate to low-income individuals across different cultural contexts and settings. Specifically, she has examined how dehumanizing language functions as a precursor to, and justification for, violence in relation to low-income people and people of color in the United States. She currently serves as the Education Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status. Bettina received her PhD in Social Psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City and her work can be found here.