Julia Spielmann

Section 1

Program Area: Social/Personality


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I was born and grew up in Vienna, Austria. After graduating from high school I moved to Berlin, Germany to obtain my Bachelors degree in Psychology at Humboldt University to Berlin. During my undergrad I spent one year as an exchange student at UC Davis. It was then during my time working with Dr. Jeff Sherman, when I found my passion for research in Social Psychology.

After graduation from Humboldt University, I moved to Maastricht, the Netherlands, to obtain my Masters degree in Health and Social Psychology. During that time I completed my research internship working with Dr. John B Pryor at Illinois State University.

After all these moves and travels I finally settled in Urbana, IL and became a grad student in the Social Psychology PhD program at UIUC. Now I am working under Dr. Chadly Stern.

My hobbies include reading, sports (Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting), traveling, going to the movies, etc.


  • Stigma, Bias, Prejudice


  • MSc in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MSc in Health and Social Psychology, Maastricht University
  • BSc in Psychology, Humboldt University to Berlin
Section 2


Facilities Information

Building Remodeling Projects

Click on the title to check out these pictures from the classroom remodeling project in the basement. A second project to replace the elevators will begin in September. Beginning with the freight elevator, each elevator will be out of service for three months. To get quickly from one floor to another, and improve your fitness, we will encourage the use of the stairs. The repainting of the northeast stairwell has been completed, and the painter is starting on the southwest stairwell.