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  • Dr. Ryan Gibson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Gibson's research examines how humans perceive fairness, focusing on how racial and ethnic differences influence perceptions of justice, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Gibson's work in this area has appeared in flagship sociology journals, including Social Psychology Quarterly, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Social Forces. Ongoing projects include applications of justice research across various domains, including business, healthcare, the environment, and criminal justice.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2022 Does the perception of discrimination impact Asian American boundaries? An analysis of group threat and closure ideologyEthnic and Racial Studies.  45:2362-2389. 2022
    2022 Power and Procedure: Gaining Legitimacy in the WorkplaceSocial Forces.  101:176-201. 2022
    Pathways to Legitimacy for Black and White Authorities: Impressions of Competence and WarmthSocial Psychology Quarterly.  019027252311620-019027252311620.

    Teaching Activities

  • Race and Racism Taught course 2023
  • Race and Racism Taught course 2022
  • SpcTop/Social Psych of Justice Taught course 2022
  • Independent Reading & Research Taught course 2022
  • Race and Ethnic Relations Taught course 2021
  • Independent Reading & Research Taught course 2021
  • Race and Ethnic Relations Taught course 2020
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Ryan Gibson