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Assistant Professor of Psychology, Fort Lewis College

Dr. Alex Borgella is an assistant professor of Psychology at Fort Lewis College. He was trained in social psychology at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, concentrating on the cognitive underpinnings of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. His current work involves disparagement humor and its effects on members of stigmatized social groups (e.g., racial minority groups, sexual and gender minority groups, and people with obesity), within-group differences in racial prejudice, and stereotype threat.

His research has been published in outlets such as The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, The Journal of Social Psychology, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, and Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research, and he has been featured in media outlets such as The APA Monitor, Vice, Quartz Magazine, and Fast Company Magazine.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College