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Adam Stanaland

Research Fellow, MARC

Adam Stanaland, PhD, is a research fellow at MARC and a postdoctoral scholar at New York University. Adam’s research at Catalyst and NYU explores how rigid social norms and structures—like those related to masculinity—shape people’s identities and behavior. He is also interested in how we can change these norms and structures to improve outcomes, such as gender equality in the workplace. Outside of research, Adam enjoys teaching at Emory University and mentoring undergraduates on his projects at NYU. Prior to NYU, Adam received Duke University’s first joint PhD in Psychology and Public Policy. Before Duke, he worked for the NYC Department of Education on research and strategy to improve the City’s lowest-performing schools.