Tirza Leader

Dr. Tirza Leader

Associate Professor of Psychology

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Dr. Tirza Leader received her doctorate in social psychology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. She is a cognitive social psychologist who specializes in understanding the problems associated with prejudice. She often looks for interdisciplinary solutions to her research questions and has often borrowed theories and methodologies from anthropology and sociology.


  • Doctorate – social psychology – University of Kent
  • Master's – social psychology – Syracuse University
  • Bachelor's – religion – Columbia College
  • Bachelor's – psychology – Columbia College

Academic Interests

  • Prejudice
  • Language
  • Deindividuation