Malissa is a doctoral student in the department of sociology whose research interests are concerned with stereotypical race perceptions and investigating how to reduce racial bias in social interaction based on these perceptions. Her master's thesis, funded by the RED Seed grant, employed an experimental design to understand how attire influences the criminal perception of Black men.
- M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia 2017
- B.A., Sociology, summa cum laude, University of Florida 2015
2015-2017 GRO Fellowship Award
2016 RED Seed Grant ($500)