Kyshia Henderson joined the department in 2023 as a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Virginia.
She is a social psychologist whose primary interest lies in examining how White Americans justify and promote racism. Specifically, her work has examined how White Americans ignore, dismiss, and distort historical truths in ways that promote white supremacy. In her work, she takes seriously historical context, and has worked to provide a framework for thinking about historical context in psychological science.