Lesley Walker

Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy

Lesley Walker is broadly interested in the effects of social identity on intergroup interactions. Her work examines the connection between social identity and personal identity, the origins and implications of group membership, and the ways in which these concepts have led to ongoing structures of discrimination and conflict amongst groups. As a student of the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (PNP) program at Washington University, Walker is devoted to interdisciplinary research and hopes to unite the fields of social psychology and philosophy together for empirically supported research that will further our understanding of discrimination in modern day America.