Amelia Stillwell is an Assistant Professor of Management at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. Her research examines how race and gender jointly influence role expectations, person-perception, political behavior, and backlash. Current projects investigate backlash against female accusers in the wake of #MeToo, and the influence of race on gender backlash against women leaders. Her dissertation explores how gender roles affect interracial contact norms, finding that White women experience gender backlash for engaging in intimate interracial relationships. As a result, Whites express greater opposition to interracial couples involving White women than White men across more than 20 years of representative U.S. public opinion data (in press, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology).
Amelia received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2020. She received her BA magna cum laude in Psychology and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Haverford College in 2012. She has previously worked at the University of Maryland, College Park as the lab manager of Dr. Michele Gelfand's Multi-University Research Initiative (MURI) Culture Lab.