Current Graduate Students

Christine Starr

B.A., Knox College
Graduate Student in Development Psychology
(Entered Fall 2013 in Social Psychology; switched Spring 2015 to Developmental Psychology)
E-mail: cestarr@ucsc.edu

Research interests: Sexualization of girls; self-objectification; gender and STEM achievement. 

Work in progress with Professor Leaper: Gender-related variations in self-concepts, values, attitudes; self-objectification; children’s and undergraduates' science and math achievement. 

Co-authored work:
     Starr, C. E., & Leaper, C. (in press). Gender. To appear in M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development.
     Starr, C. E., & Leaper, C. (2016). “I wanna be pretty and smart… but not, like, a scientist or anything”: Self-objectification and expectancy beliefs about math. Poster presentation at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, October. 

 

Abigail Walsh

B.A., Rider University
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., New York University

Graduate Student in Development Psychology (entered Fall 2015)
E-mailabwalsh@ucsc.edu 

Research interests: Gender stereotyping; children's television and other media. 

Work in progress with Professor Leaper: Representations of gender in television programs targeted to children.

Co-authored work:
     Walsh, A., & Leaper, C. (2016). A content analysis of gender representations in preschool television. Poster presentation at the Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco, October. 

Brenda Gutierrez

B.A., California State University at Long Beach
Graduate Student in Development Psychology (entered Fall 2017)
E-mail: brendacelina15@gmail.com 

Research interests: Gender, ethnicity/culture, romantic relationships. 

Work in progress with Professor Leaper: Romantic relationships among Latinx college students.

Tess Haifley

B.A., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 
Graduate Student in Development Psychology (entered Fall 2017)
E-mail: thaifley5@yahoo.com   

Research interests: Gender and STEM motivation in children. 

Work in progress with Professor Leaper: Gender and STEM motivation in children.