Ryan Gibson

Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Office: Sociology, McConnell Hall Rm 341E, Durham, NH 03824
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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.

Research Interests

  • Quantitative methodology
  • Race and racism
  • Social identity
  • Social psychology
  • Sociology of mental health

Courses Taught

  • 530: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • 595: Independent Reading & Research
  • SOC 530: Race and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC 595: Independent Reading & Research

Selected Publications

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