Lab Members

Chanel Meyers, Ph.D.

Lab Director

I am an assistant professor of psychology at University of Oregon. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in Social Psychology. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, I became interested in how racial diversity impacts how we deal with race. As a multiracial individual who has lived in Hawai‘i, Toronto, Washington, and now Oregon, I am interested in how our identity interacts with our context. Outside of the lab you can find me and my partner biking around town with our dog Gungi strapped into a backpack or basket. Always looking for the next best thing to eat and drink! My hobbies include cooking, reviewing instant ramens, board games, and trash reality TV.

Email: chanelm@uoregon | CV

Marcus Cumberbatch

Graduate Student

I am a first-year PhD student within the Social-Personality area of the University of Oregon’s Psychology Doctoral Program. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida, where I also worked as a Research Associate in USF’s Judgment and Decision Making Lab. I also hold degrees in business, and design. Having lived in various parts of the U.S. along with having strong ties to my Caribbean heritage, I am interested and the ways in which language, communication, meaning, and context may inform our cognitive and perceptual processing of diversity, and related social issues. Outside of our work in the DSC Lab, I enjoy quality time with family, cultural events, art and science museums, designing and creating in various mediums, playing tennis, learning music theory as well as improvisation, and reading about history, philosophy, politics, law, and the sciences.


Gretchen Nihill

Graduate Student

I am a doctoral student at University of Oregon. I received a B.A in Psychology and Cultural Studies from Indiana University Bloomington. Outside of school I enjoy traveling, cooking, and learning different languages. I am interested in how culture and context affect perceptions of racial diversity.



Lab Mascot

Gungi’s favorite past times include sleeping, sitting on laps, and begging for treats.

He provides the lab with moral support.

You can follow his antics here: @gungitheshiba


Lab Alumni

Jenny Kim (MPH at University of Washington)

Nick Young

Phoebe Brock-Dolas

Ali Rodriguez

Abby Malzewski

Brandon Martinez Serrano

Nasser Guelleh

Kris Outlaw

Lhamo Sherpa Bhote

Devi Payne

Rony Peguero