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Published: 01/15/2016
Winter 2016

Faculty Focus

New Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Stephanie Fryberg

Photo: Stephanie Fryberg
Photo: Stephanie Fryberg

Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, a member of the Tulalip Tribes, accepted a joint appointment as Associate Professor in American Indian Studies and Psychology. Fryberg previously served as an Associate Professor of Psychology and affiliate faculty member in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, and as the director of Cultural Competency, Learning Improvement and Tulalip Community Development for the Marysville School District in Marysville, Washington. Her primary research interests focus on how social representation of race, culture and social class influence the development of self, psychological well-being, and educational attainment. In 2011, Fryberg testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on the topic of “Stolen Identities: The impact of racist stereotypes on Indigenous people.” She received her master's and doctorate degrees in social psychology from Stanford University, where in 2011 she was inducted into its Multicultural Hall of Fame. At the UW, Fryberg teaches in both American Indian Studies and Psychology, and her courses include Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology, and American Indian Identity.