Shana Levin, Ph.D.

Crown Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow


Psychological Science

Areas of Expertise

Social Psychology


Ph.D. and M.A., UCLA; B.A., UC Berkeley; Executive Leadership Academy Fellow, UC Berkeley

Awards and Affiliations

Recipient of the 2019 Award for Distinguished Service to the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Co-winner of the 2014 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize for the best paper or article of the year on intergroup relations, awarded by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues to S. Guimond, R. J. Crisp, P. De Oliveira, R. Kamiejski, N. Kteily, B. Kuepper, R. N. Lalonde, S. Levin, F. Pratto, F. Tougas, J. Sidanius, and A. Zick for an article entitled, Diversity Policy, Social Dominance, and Intergroup Relations: Predicting Prejudice in Changing Social and Political Contexts.

Recipient of the 2012 G. David Huntoon Senior Teaching Award, Claremont McKenna College

Recipient of the 2007 Western Psychological Association Early Career Research Award in recognition of exceptional achievements which have contributed to the advancement of the science and profession of psychology

Elected a Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues in recognition of outstanding contributions to the study of social issues

Elected a Fellow of the Western Psychological Association in recognition of outstanding and unusual contributions to the science and profession of psychology

Elected a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology in recognition of substantial contribution to social psychology as an empirical science

Research and Publications

Levin, S., Kteily, N., Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., & Matthews, M. (2016). Muslims’ emotions toward Americans predict support for Hezbollah and Al Qaeda for threat-specific reasons. Motivation and Emotion, 40, 162-177. DOI 10.1007/s11031-015-9510-1

Sidanius, J., Kteily, N., Levin, S., Pratto, F., & Obaidi, M. (2016). Support for asymmetric violence among Arab populations: The clash of cultures, social identity, or counterdominance? Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 19(3), 343-359.

Levin, S., Roccas, S., Sidanius, J., & Pratto, F. (2015). Personal values and intergroup outcomes of concern for group honor. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 374-384.

Pratto, F., Sidanius, J., BouZeineddine, F., Kteily, N., & Levin, S. (2014). When domestic politics and international relations intermesh: Subordinated publics’ factional support within layered power structures. Foreign Policy Analysis, 10, 127-148.

Guimond, S., Crisp, R. J., De Oliveira, P., Kamiejski, R., Kteily, N., Kuepper, B., Lalonde, R. N., Levin, S., Pratto, F., Tougas, F., Sidanius, J., & Zick, A. (2013). Diversity policy, social dominance, and intergroup relations: Predicting prejudice in changing social and political contexts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 941-958.

Levin, S., Pratto, F., Matthews, M., Sidanius, J., & Kteily, N. (2013). A dual process approach to understanding prejudice toward Americans in Lebanon: An extension to intergroup threat perceptions and emotions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 16, 139-158.

Cronin, T. J., Levin, S., Branscombe, N. R., Van Laar, C., & Tropp, L. R. (2012). Ethnic identification in response to perceived discrimination protects well-being and promotes activism: A longitudinal study of Latino college students. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 15, 393-407.

Levin, S., Matthews, M., Guimond, S., Sidanius, J., Pratto, F., Kteily, N., Pitpitan, E. V., & Dover, T. (2012). Assimilation, multiculturalism, and colorblindness: Mediated and moderated relationships between social dominance orientation and prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 207-212.

Matthews, M., & Levin, S. (2012). Testing a dual process model of prejudice: Assessment of group threat perceptions and emotions. Motivation and Emotion, 36, 564-574.

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