Ryan Gibson is a Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). His research centers on the social psychology of race and racism, probing how racial ideology influences perceptions of injustice and discrimination.
In his work, Dr. Gibson utilizes advanced quantitative methodologies, such as structural equation modeling, to demonstrate how the relationship between racial ideology and perceptions of injustice affect several social outcomes, including rates of mental illness, legitimacy in the workplace, and immigrant identity formation.
Race and racism
Sociology of mental health
530: Race and Ethnic Relations
595: Independent Reading & Research
SOC 530: Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 595: Independent Reading & Research
Gibson, R. (2021). Does the perception of discrimination impact Asian American boundaries? An analysis of group threat and closure ideology. ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES. doi:10.1080/01419870.2021.2015417
Hegtvedt, K. A., Johnson, C., Gibson, R., Hawks, K., & Hayward, J. L. (2021). Power and Procedure: Gaining Legitimacy in the Workplace. SOCIAL FORCES. doi:10.1093/sf/soab103