Christopher K. Marshburn
I am a native of Virginia Beach, VA and started as an Assistant Professor of Psychology here at UK in the fall of 2018. I am the Director of the Broaching Race in Inter- and Intra-racial, Dyadic, and Group Exchanges (BRIDGE) lab, Affiliate of the Center for Equity and Social Justice at UK, and I have served as the Scholar-in-Residence for UK's Martin Luther King Center (2019-2020). I received a B.A. in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College and a Master’s in Social Ecology and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, where I worked with Drs. Belinda Campos and Eric D. Knowles. While at UC Irvine, I was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. After receiving my Ph.D. in 2016, I was a Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where I worked with Dr. Enrica N. Ruggs.
My research examines the inter- and intra-personal factors that influence how people think about, understand, perpetuate, and cope with racism. Specifically, I investigate the dynamics of talking about racism in same- (Black/Black) and cross-race (Black/non-Black) contexts and the consequent positive and negative outcomes for Black people's well-being. Additionally, I explore how White people cope when anticipating talking to Black people about racism, and how White people’s perceptions of racism are influenced by their motivations.
Please note that I am NOT currently accepting graduate students into my lab.
Note. *Authors share first-authorship
Marshburn, C. K., Reinkensmeyer, B. A., & Knowles, E.D. (2022). Dominance motivated delusions: Whites with high social dominance orientation perceive equal amounts of institutional racism between Blacks and Whites. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/13684302221103984
*Ruggs, E. N., *Marshburn, C. K., Summerville, K., & Grenier, K. (2022). The struggle is real: Indirect racial trauma negatively affects Black employees. [Special issue]. Journal of Business Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-022-09823-1
Leger, K. A., Gloger, E. M., Maras, J., & Marshburn, C. K. (2022). Discrimination and health: The mediating role of daily stress processes. Health Psychology, 41(5), 332–342. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0001173
Marshburn, C. K. & Campos, B. (2021). Seeking just us: A mixed methods investigation of racism-specific support among Black college students. Journal of Black Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/00957984211034961
*Marshburn, C.K., *Folberg, A.M., *Crittle, C., & *Maddox, K.B. (2021). Racial bias confrontation in the United States: What (if anything) has changed in the COVID-19 era and where do we go from here? [Special issue]. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 24(2). 260–269. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430220981417
Brown-Iannuzzi, J.L., Cooley, E., Marshburn, C.K., McKee, S.E., & Lei, R.F. (2021). Investigating the interplay between race, work ethic stereotypes, and attitudes toward welfare recipients and policies. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550620983051
*Marshburn, C.K., *Cochran, K.J., Levine, L.J., & Flynn, E. (2020). Workplace anger costs women irrespective of race. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 3064. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.579884
Marshburn, C.K., & Knowles, E.D. (2017). White out of mind: Identity suppression as a coping strategy among Whites anticipating racially charged interactions. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 21(6), 874–892. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430216681178
Marshburn, C.K., Harrington, N.T., & Ruggs, E.N. (2017). Taking the ambiguity out of subtle and interpersonal discrimination: A management perspective. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 10(1), 87–93. https://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2016.106
Busse, D., Yim, I.S., Campos, B., & Marshburn, C.K. (2017). Discrimination and the HPA axis: Current evidence and future directions. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 40, 539–552. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10865-017-9830-6
Lai, C. K., Skinner, A. L., Cooley, E., Murrar, S., Brauer, M., Devos, T., Calanchini, J., Xiao, Y. J., Pedram, C., Marshburn, C. K., Simon, S., Blanchar, J. C., Joy-Gaba, J. A., Conway, J., Redford, L., Klein, R. A., Roussos, G., Schellhaas, F. M. H., Burns, M., . . . Nosek, B. A. (2016). Reducing implicit racial preferences: II. Intervention effectiveness across time. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(8), 1001–1016. https://doi.org/10.1037/xge0000179
Knowles, E.D., & Marshburn, C.K. (2010). Understanding White identity politics will be crucial to diversity science. Psychological Inquiry: An International Journal for the Advancement of Psychological Theory, 21, 134–139. https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2010.483245