I'm an incoming Lecturer of Psychology (Assistant Professor equivalent) at the University of Edinburgh and lead the BIAS Lab research group.

Postdoctoral training, New York University
Ph.D., Yale University
B.A., Colgate University

I use methods from social and cognitive psychology alongside tools from computational linguistics to study questions about social groups. Much of my work focuses on gender as well as its intersection with other identities (e.g., race and sexual orientation). My work also addresses concepts, essentialism, impression formation, power, and the downstream well-being and organizational consequences of social bias.


Bailey, A. H., Dembroff, R., Wodak, D., Ikizer, E., & Cimpian, A. (in press). People's beliefs about pronouns reflect both the language they speak and their ideologies. Journal of Experiental Psychology: General.

Bailey, A. H., Williams, A., Poddar, A., Cimpian, A. (in press). Intersectional male-centric and White-centric biases in collective concepts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Bailey, A. H., Williams, A., & Cimpian, A. (2022). Based on billions of words on the internet, PEOPLE = MEN. Science Advances. 8, eabm2463.
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Bailey, A. H. (2022). Seeing men everywhere, even in toast. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 26(5), 365-367

2024 APS Rising Star ⭐ recognizes outstanding early-career researchers

2020 Yale University James B. Grossman Dissertation Prize, highest departmental honor given to a dissertation