Kris-Stella is a fourth year graduate student at the Government Department and holds a joint affiliation with the Sidanius Lab in Intergroup Studies at the Psychology Department. In the academic year 2011-12 she is one of the graduate student co-ordinators of the Political Psychology and Behavior Workshop.
Kris-Stella's research interests are political psychology, comparative political behavior, and intergroup relations. She is particularly interested in social cognition and the application of social psychology to political science. Her dissertation project looks at the impact of income inequality on political attitudes and behavior.