Rhadika Santhanagopalan
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Radhika is a doctoral student in Developmental psychology working with Katherine Kinzler.

Doctoral Student in Developmental Psychology


Radhika is a doctoral student working with Dr. Katherine Kinzler. She received her B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2016. As an undergraduate, she worked in multiple labs with research ranging from language development, to cross-cultural examinations of bicultural identity. Radhika started her doctoral program with Dr. Katherine Kinzler at Cornell University, where she received her M.S. in Psychology. In the fall of 2019, she transitioned to the University of Chicago.

Research Interests

Radhika is interested in studying language and accent as group markers. Her research also explores the development of children’s negotiation skills, and ideas about resource entitlement (in particular as it relates to immigration). She is currently pursuing cross-cultural work examining how children conceptualize leadership and nationality in different cultural contexts.