Nick Camp, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies & Psychology (courtesy)

I am an Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies at the University of Michigan, with a courtesy appointment in Psychology. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University in 2009, and my PhD in Psychology from Stanford University in 2018, where I was a postdoc until 2020.

Broadly speaking, my research examines the social psychology of racial inequality: how institutions and individuals maintain these disparities, how they shape the way we see the world around us, and how we can intervene to address them.

These questions are especially pressing in the American system of policing. How does race shape the relationship between police officers and the communities they serve? What are the psychological consequences of institutional practices in law enforcement? How do everyday police-citizen interactions erode trust, and what individual and systemic changes can be made to repair this relationship?

Complex issues need diverse perspectives. I use a range of methods to answer these questions, ranging from field surveys at DMV Offices, to computational analyses of body camera footage, to controlled lab and web experiments.

Whether you’re a fellow researcher, interested in partnering, a curious citizen, or you were looking for the 2019 TV miniseries Camp Nick, I’d love to hear from you. Send me an email at npcamp<at>umich<dot>edu.