Department of Social Neuroscience and Social  Psychology at the University of Bern. 

Duration: 3 months (Oct 2022 - Dec 2022)

Purpose: The purpose of this visiting fellowship is to collaborate with Prof Sabine Szesney, an expert in the field of grammatical gender and perception. Sczesny’s work on grammatical gender ranges across various languages (mainly German and French) and has focused on several stages of studying grammatical gender. During this visit I will be primarily focused on exploring how masculine morphology primes male occupational expectations and affects the representation of women. Additionally, through this visit I plan on designing and adapting two experiments with the team in Bern that focus on promoting gender-fair and gender-inclusive language (rather than just gender-neutral language) in an effort to overcome male-biased representations due to masculine morphology. 

Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Duration: 14 months (Sep 2021 - July 2023)

Purpose: Design, implement, and write up 2 rapid reviews and evidence gap maps (EGMs) regarding early childhood development and livelihoods for refugees, IDP, the ultra-poor and conflict-setting populations. The objectives of the livelihoods rapid review are to review existing evidence of the impacts, costs and cost-effectiveness of interventions designed to improve youth livelihoods for refugees and people affected by forced displacement. The review additionally seeks to identify key limitations and gaps in the current research literature. Additionally, the objective of the early childhood development review is to present a timely and systematic review of evidence on the impact of early learning and responsive caregiving interventions on early childhood development, nutrition, and caregiver outcomes of refugee, internally displaced (IDP), asylum-seeking, ultra-poor, and conflict-affected children between the ages of 0-5. The rapid review focuses on early learning, responsive caregiving, cash and social safety net interventions. These interventions are a subset of those identified in a broadly-scoped supplementary evidence and gap map of health, nutrition, early learning, responsive caregiving, and social safety net interventions, as well as prevalence studies for this population.