Hello, my name is Paolo Palma, and I am a social scientist broadly interested in how people’s attitudes shape their behavior in intergroup contexts. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow working on the Engage project at the HIV Prevention Lab with Dr. Trevor Hart, focusing on the experiences of immigrant and ethnic minority GBM’s (gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men) in the context of public health and their community.
I received my graduate training at the University of Western Ontario’s joint program in Social Psychology and Migration and Ethnic Relations with Dr. Victoria Esses. For my dissertation, I focused on how economic thinking influenced people’s attitudes towards different types of immigrants.
In addition to my academic research experience, I also have experience in both the public sector working as a survey researcher, at the municipal and federal level, and in the private sector working with an industry partner through the Mitacs Accelerate program to research corporate diversity initiatives.
For more information on my past and current works, please visit my publications and research tabs.