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Adriana Germano

Adriana Germano

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Adriana Germano investigates the cultural foundations of gender and racial inequity within organizations and society. Using experimental methods and observational datasets, she conducts rigorous research aimed at understanding how default features of our cultural environments (e.g., the well-regarded U.S. value of individualism) contribute to inequity. Her research provides novel insights into why inequity persists despite countless interventions to remedy it and how to increase inclusion more effectively in organizations and society. Prior to joining Yale, Adriana was a Post-Doctoral Research Scholar at Columbia Business School and earned her Ph.D. in (Social) Psychology from the University of Washington.

Adriana’s research has been published in leading journals such as Psychological Science and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In recognition of her achievements and scholarship on culture and inequity, Adriana was awarded the Heritage Dissertation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.


PhD, University of Washington, 2021
MS, University of Washington, 2017
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program, Columbia University, 2013
BFA, University of Florida, 2010



Graduate Student Equity & Excellence Dissertation Fellowship, University of Washington, 2020 – 2021
Heritage Dissertation Research Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2020

Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Students, University of Washington, 2020
Psychology Departmental Service Award, University of Washington, 2020
Robert C. Bolles Dissertation Award, University of Washington, 2019
University of Washington Natural Science division’s selectee for the California Alliance for Graduate Education Research Exchange, 2019
Summer Institute for Social & Personality Psychology Tuition Waiver and Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2019
Psychology Department Scholar Award, University of Washington, 2016 & 2019
Graduate Poster Award (finalist), Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2018