Flora Oswald

Assistant Research Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., 2023, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

My research draws upon my interdisciplinary background in feminist theory, traditional social psychology, and social vision science to better understand how marginalized group members perceive and experience their social worlds, and connects these perceptions and experiences to intergroup health inequalities. My work engages metascientific discourses – including feminist philosophies of science and the open science movement – with the goal of improving the capacity of academic research to meaningfully represent the experiences of marginalized group members.

Representative Publications

For a complete list of publications, please refer to Google Scholar.

Oswald, F., Griffin, J.W., Weisbuch, M., & Adams, R.B. (Accepted). People watching: Social perception and the ensemble coding of bodies. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10919-023-00443-8

Oswald, F., Stevens, S., Kruk, M., **Murphy, C.I., & Matsick, J.L. (2022). Signaling sizeism: An assessment of body size-based threat and safety cues. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 22(1), 378-407. https://doi.org/10.1111/asap.12301

Oswald, F., & Adams, R.B. (2023). Feminist social vision: Seeing through the lens of marginalized perceivers. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 27(3), 332-356. https://doi.org/10.1177/10888683221126582

Oswald, F., & Matsick, J.L. (2020). Examining responses to women’s same-sex performativity: Perceptions of sexual orientation and implications for bisexual prejudice. Journal of Bisexuality, 20(4), 417-455. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2020.1820420

Matsick, J.L., Kruk, M., Oswald, F., & Palmer, L. (2021). Bridging feminist psychology with open science: Feminist tools and shared values inform best practices for science reform. Psychology of Women Quarterly [special issue on Feminist Psychology and Open Science: Challenges and Opportunities], 45(4), 412-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/03616843211026564

Flora Oswald
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