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Mora

Reinka

Doctoral Candidate,
University of Connecticut
 

About Me

Welcome!

I'm currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut with an expected graduation date of May, 2020. My research broadly focuses on the experiences of individuals with marginalized identities: how they interpret and react to reminders of stigma, and the downstream health consequences of this process. I use multiple methodologies in my work, including classic social psychological measures of behavior and self-report, neurological markers of attention and executive function (ERPs), and cardiac measures of arousal (HRV). Together, this integration allows me to take a larger systems approach to the stress of stigma.

When I'm not teaching or conducting research, you can find me canning vegetables from the garden, wandering knit shops, or taking my dog, Cassie (adorable face to the right), on a romp in the woods. I invite you to explore these pages to get a better sense of my experience and philosophy regarding academia.

 

Education

2020 | Ph.D. (expected)

University of Connecticut

Social Psychology | Quantitative Methods Certificate

Dissertation: Food as Both Stress and Salve: Stress Appraisals and Coping Strategies in Response to Palatable Food Cues Among Women with a Spectrum of Weight Concern

2016 | M.S.

University of Connecticut

Social Psychology

Thesis: Protest and Police Violence, in Black and White: Racial Differences in the Allocation of Attention

2012 | B.A.

University of Oregon

Psychology | Spanish Minor

magna cum laude

Departmental Honors

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Undergraduate thesis: Stereotypes as an Attentional Deficit: Examining the P1 in the IAT

 

Awards & Funding

2019

Reinka & Leach (2017) recognized as a Top 20 Article for the Journal of Social Issues, 2017-2018.

Provost's recognition for excellence in teaching

Christine N. Witzel Award|Scholarship in support of innovative research in women's health issues 

2018

University of Connecticut Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Graduate Student Travel Award

2016

Maurice J. Farber Graduate Fellowship (2016-2020)

2015

NexGenCT Doctoral Fellowship (AY 2015-2016)

 

References

Diane Quinn

Professor of Psychology,

University of Connecticut

diane.quinn@uconn.edu

Mary Himmelstein

Assistant Professor of Psychology,

Kent State University

mhimmels@kent.edu

D. Betsy McCoach

Professor of Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation,

University of Connecticut

betsy.mccoach@uconn.edu

Nicole Landi

Associate Professor of Psychology,

University of Connecticut

nicole.landi@uconn.edu

 

Contact

mora.reinka@uconn.edu

406 Babbidge Rd.

Unit 1020

Storrs, CT 06269-1020


Tel: 541-285-5754

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