Manuel J. Galvan

Manuel J. Galvan is a social psychology PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill. His research focuses on understanding the “Inequality Cycle”—how unequal social contexts shape psychology and behavior in ways that exacerbate and reinforce economic and racial disparities. By unraveling the inequality cycle, his work contributes to the broader effort of implementing evidence-based changes to effectively reduce inequality and its negative consequences. Some of his research focuses on organizational contexts, such as how lack of belonging exacerbates racial disparities in academia or how discriminatory decisions are distributed in labor and housing markets and judicial institutions. Manuel is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar. He is also an aspiring science communicator and co-founder of the A Bit More Complicated Podcast and Science of Social Problems blog. He grew up in Mission, Texas, and is proud of his Latino community in the Rio Grande Valley.