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Tellisia Williams

University Student Senate Delegate uss@cunydsc.org twilliams2@gradcenter.cuny.edu Advisor: David Chapin, Michelle Fine

Tellisia Williams is a doctoral candidate in the Environmental Psychology Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Tellisia received her Bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Sociology, a Master of Philosophy degree in Environmental Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Psychology. She currently works as a Graduate Coordinator at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College and also as the USS Delegate for the Doctoral Students’ Council. Her research focuses on using mix methods to study how college students experience trust and find a sense of belonging, in a college setting. She is particularly interested in first, the levels of trust, prejudice, well-being, and sense of belonging among racial/ethnic groups in diverse settings, and second, where and by whom bridging occurs. She recently completed a research project focused on intergroup relations to analyze the behavior of bridging students and to explore places of inclusion and exclusion.


Research Interests: Intergroup Relations in Diverse Environments, Bridging Students, Spaces of Inclusion and Exclusion, Narrative Research


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