Professor Brannon (third from left) with students in the Culture and Contact Lab at UCLA

By Jeannie Barber-Choi  |  August 30, 2021
UCLA social psychology professor Tiffany N. Brannon and her co-author Andy Lin, have been named 2021 recipients of the prestigious Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award, for their recent paper: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Pathways to Belonging: Implications for Inclusive Diversity Practices Within Mainstream Institutions”. The annual award is presented by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, for the year’s best research paper in the field of intercultural and international relations. Brannon and Lin’s paper was praised by the award selection committee for its “original, timely and highly innovative contribution to the study of intercultural relations, and for its potential to have wide-ranging influence in this field.”
In an article for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Brannon explains the crux of the award-winning paper: by implementing policies and practices that reduce stigma and promote strengths in Latinx and African American college students, academic leaders can foster institutional belonging–and importantly, improve a variety of academic and health outcomes.
Brannon has dedicated her research career to identifying ways of improving well-being and academic outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities. You can learn more about Brannon’s Culture and Contact Lab at UCLA, here.