Research Team – Research Project: Discrimination experienced by Asian Americans


Fiona Lee, PhD

Fiona Lee, PhD, associate dean for social sciences and Arthur F. Thurnau professor of psychology at the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA). Dr. Lee’s research examines how people’s psychological management of their identities—such as culture, gender, social class—relates to important social behaviors in organizations, such as creativity, leadership, advocacy, negotiation, teamwork, experimentation, and communication. She can be reached at


Huff, S., Lee, F., & Hong, Y. (2017). Identity Integration Predicts Tolerance: Exploring the Relationship Between Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Cultural Mixing. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology.

Seema, M., Dubow, E., Lee, F, & Husemann, R. (2018). Perceived discrimination and Intergroup Relations: The Role of Bicultural Identity Integration. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology.

Lee, F. (2019). Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and the Bamboo Ceiling: Barriers to Leadership and Implications for Leadership Development. In S. Museus and M. Ting (Eds). Creating Conditions for Asians to Thrive in Higher Education. New Directions for Higher Education, No. 186, Wiley Blackwell, NY. (DOI: 10.1002/he.20326)

Cheng, C., Hanek, K., Odom, A., Lee, F. (2020). Identity Integration and Cultural Cues Predict Ingroup Favoritism Among Biculturals. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Mari Kira, PhD

Mari Kira, PhD, is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, and a core faculty member at the Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan. Dr. Kira’s research focuses on positive psychological consequences of working and organizational membership, and post-adversarial psychological growth at work. She can be reached at


Belgrade, A., Kira, M., & Lee, F. (2021), The role of stable security in resettled refugees’ sense of wellbeing. Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2021.1955171.

Wehrle, K., Klehe, U.-C., Kira, M., & Zikic. J. (2018). Can I come as I am? Refugees’ vocational identity threats, coping, and growth. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 105, 83-101.

Kira, M., & Balkin, D. B. (2014). Interactions between work and identities: Thriving, withering, or redefining the self? Human Resource Management Review, 24, 131-143.

Han Na Shin

Han Na (Hanna) Shin and a third-year PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI). She is co-advised by Dr. Cliff Lampe and Dr. Libby Hemphill, and a member of the Social Media Research Lab (SMRL). Her research focuses on online behavior, conversations, and content moderation. She can be reached at

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