Miriam Matthews, Adjunct Faculty
Miriam Matthews is a behavioral/social scientist at the RAND Corporation who conducts research in the areas of political psychology and diversity and multiculturalism. She has published research on multiple topics, including the factors that contribute to negative intergroup attitudes among Americans and Arabs, the influence of acculturation ideologies on intergroup attitudes, the effects of threats on political attitudes, and the situations that influence support for anti-Western jihad. In addition, she has examined or is examining employment barriers for civilians with disabilities and Hispanics, measurement of racial/ethnic harassment and discrimination in the US Armed Forces, measurement and prevention of hazing in the US Armed Forces, sexual assault prevention and response efforts, and various international data collection efforts.
She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, and she was a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Oxford.