Ellen Kneeskern

Ellen Kneeskern is a Developmental Psychology PhD student. Her research focuses on how children learn and think about social inequalities, with a specific focus on how different sources of information (like parents, teachers, peers, and media) influence the development of their thoughts. Her most recent study examined children’s beliefs about differing attributions for the causes of racial inequality in the US and how they seek to learn more about this. She continues to explore related topics in her developing work.

She holds a B.A. in Psychological Science with Honors and a B.A. in English from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, and a M.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester. Ellen also worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for two years prior to beginning graduate school.