Melody Buyukozer Dawkins

Slover Linett

Melody Buyukozer Dawkins earned her BA in Psychology from Bilkent University, and her MSc and PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her PhD dissertation examined the developmental underpinnings of equity expectations and early attitudes toward resource disparities. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Buyukozer Dawkins has worked as a researcher and organizer in labor and gender justice focused non-profits; has mentored high school and college students on STEM research projects; and served as a consultant for science communication initiatives. She is currently based in Chicago, working as a researcher at Slover Linett Audience Research, examining how people connect to the arts, museums, media, science, stories, ideas, creativity, and community.