Courtney Bonam is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She began this position in 2012, after completing a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California Berkeley. Trained as a social psychologist, her research focuses on stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination; environmental justice; racial disparities in access to high quality physical space; as well as the experiences and perceptions of multiracial people.
Courtney is a graduate of Stanford University. During her time there, she published research focusing on multiracial individuals’ views of race as a social construct, as well as how this view can afford them resilience in potentially challenging social situations.
Courtney has been the recipient of the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University’s Diversifying Academia Recruiting Excellence Fellowship for advanced PhD candidates, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Grants-In-Aid research award, as well as the American Psychological Association Dissertation research award. She also received the Stanford University Lyman Award for University Service, highlighting her efforts to enhance graduate and faculty diversity while at Stanford.