Assistant Professor of Psychology
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Gili is a social psychologist who conducts research in two main areas: social rejection and interpersonal biases. Her work on social rejection examines questions such as how to reject in less hurtful ways, why individuals choose different forms of rejection, and how people are perceived for their rejection decisions. Within interpersonal biases, her research focuses on biases against women in STEM and how to create interventions to decrease these biases and to improve the retention of women in STEM fields.
She has been at St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, since 2018. Gili teaches courses on social psychology and research methods, and supervises undergraduate research on social psychology topics. In her classes, her students learn about issues related to replicability and they practice engaging in transparent methods including preregistering their class projects.
Gili earned a B.A. in Psychology at Haverford College and a Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.