Institution for Social and Policy Studies

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Kathleen Oltman

Graduate Policy Fellow

Kathleen Oltman

Graduate Student, Social Psychology

Katie Oltman is a Social Psychology Ph.D student. Katie researches “entitativity”, the perception of the self or others as being part of a cohesive group. Her work explores which factors of a social group predict discrimination, and how manipulating perceptions of cohesion can be used to benefit disadvantaged groups.

In addition to her dissertation work, Katie works with Dr. Nearon and the Office for Graduate Student Development & Diversity to provide empirical solutions to problems of inequality at Yale. 

Katie previously attended the University of Nebraska, where she majored in Psychology and English, and the University of Kingston (London) where she studied on creative writing.”