Tiffany Brannon
Tiffany Brannon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dispute Resolution Research Center

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Tiffany N. Brannon is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Dispute Resolution Research Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Stanford University and her B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University. Her research examines socio-cultural identities in negatively stereotyped groups such as African-Americans and Latino-Americans; and she investigates the potential for these identities to serve as a psychological resource— one that can facilitate a variety of individual and intergroup benefits. Her research integrates basic psychological theories related to the self, multicultural experiences, and consistency theories to understand the conditions that allow culturally shaped identities in negatively stereotyped groups to function as powerful agents of social change. This research has demonstrated that culturally shaped identities when affirmed within mainstream educational settings can increase academic motivation and performance in members of negatively stereotyped groups and can improve the intergroup attitudes of majority group members.

Her research has been published in Psychological Science and Psychological Inquiry. And, her work has been awarded an Emerging Implicit Bias Scholar Award from the Harvard Law School, an American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award, and a University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Exemplary Diversity Scholar citation. She has received a Ford Foundation Predoctoral fellowship, Ford Foundation Dissertation fellowship, Stanford Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) fellowship, and Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) Goldsmith Research fellowship.

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Ph.D. Candidate, 2013, Social Psychology, Stanford University
M.A., 2009, Psychology, Stanford University
B.A., 2007, Psychology, Florida International University, Summa Cum Laude

Academic Positions
Postdoctoral Scholar/Visiting Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-present

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Research Interests
Culture, ethnicity, self, identity, multiculturalism, intergroup interactions, prejudice reduction,  academic achievement, and educational policy     Dissertation Title: ‘Two Souls, Two Thoughts’, Two Self-Schemas: Positive Self, Social, and  Academic Consequences of Double Consciousness in African-Americans

Brannon, Tiffany and H. R. Markus. 2015. 'Two Souls, Two Thoughts', Two Self Schemas: Positive Self and Academic Consequences of Double Consciousness in African-Americans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 108(4): 586-609.
Brannon, Tiffany and Gregory M. Walton. 2013. Enacting Cultural Interests: How Intergroup Contact Reduces Prejudice by Sparking Interest in an Out-Group's Culture. Psychological Science. 24(10): 1947-1957.
Brannon, Tiffany and H. R. Markus. 2013. Social Class and Race: Burdens but also Some Benefits of Chronic Low Rank. Psychological Inquiry. 24(2): 97-101.
Stephens, NicoleTiffany Brannon, HazelRose Markus and Jessica E. Nelson. 2015. Feeling at home in college: Fortifying school-relevant selves to reduce social class disparities in higher education. Social Issues and Policy Review. 9: 1-24.
Working Papers
Levine, CynthiaSteel, Tiffany Brannon and H. R. Markus. 2014. Positive Health Implications of Interdependence for African-Americans.
Brannon, Tiffany and H. R. Markus. 2014. African American Identity as Pride and Prejudice: An Integrated Review of Research in Mainstream Psychology.
Brannon, Tiffany, C Romero and C. S. Dweck. 2014. Names Matter: How Labels Assigned to Underperforming Schools Affect Implicit Theories About Academic Success.

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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Negotiations (MORS-470-0)
This course is designed to improve students' skills in all phases of negotiation: understanding prescriptive and descriptive negotiation theory as it applies to dyadic and multiparty negotiations, to buyer-seller transactions and the resolution of disputes, to the development of negotiation strategy and to the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations in a variety of contexts including one-on-one, multi-party, cross-cultural, third-party and team negotiations. There is an attendance policy.