Research Interests: Intersectionality; cultural competence; stereotyping and prejudice; media
Teaching Interests: Same as research interests
Other Interests: Social justice; Star Wars; super heroes; historical fiction; science fiction; making Halloween costumes; playing with my kids; running; mentoring
MS & PhD, Tulane University
BA, Departmental Honors, Wesleyan University
Dr. Hayes has previously taught psychology at Loyola University of New Orleans, Tulane University, and The Pennsylvania State University. In one of her research lines she investigates how the intersecting identities of race and gender may influence everyday experiences and perceptions of discrimination. She has presented papers on her research at a number of national conferences including The American Psychological Association, The Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Students working with her have the opportunity to present at conferences as well. Dr. Hayes is also involved in the Berkshire community through sitting on boards of directors for nonprofit organizations and volunteering. With Multicultural BRIDGE, Dr. Hayes assists in conducting cultural competency trainings for various groups and organizations and statistically analyzes the impact of trainings. She has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2009.