Lab Director, Principal Investigator, and Associate Head

Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Associate Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences + Africana Studies Program
Texas A&M University

Co-Principal Investigator for NSF AGEP TAMUS and TxARM AGEP
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Adrienne R. Carter-Sowell, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Associate Head of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBSI) and in the Africana Studies in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences (PBSI) and in the Africana Studies Interdisciplinary Critical Studies Program at Texas A&M University (TAMU). Dr. Carter-Sowell earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. Her research focuses on individual differences among intersectional identities with the goal of reducing mistreatment of persons with those identities. She leads a program of research to address the costs of being “socially and/or professionally invisible.” She often serves as an expert scholar and invited speaker on issues affecting underserved and underrepresented members of academic communities at the individual, interpersonal, and the institutional levels. Her approach to social exclusion aims to theorize and document the nature and impact of perceived ostracism in multiple groups, with particular emphasis on multiply marginalized groups. Dr. Carter-Sowell was the 2016 recipient of the Carolyn Payton Early Career Award. Additionally, she has sustained research grants from the National Science Foundation, as well as several grant programs at Texas A&M University. She is presently an elected Council Member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and selected to sit on the External Advisory Board for the Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance (NOA-AGEP) project for a three year term.