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Allegra Midgette

Allegra Midgette
Assistant Professor
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Degree From
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Texas A&M University
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Research Interests

  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Social Inequality
  • Morality and Moral Development
  • Care Labor
  • Family
  • Microaggressions in Higher Education

Courses Taught at Texas A&M

PSYC 209: Psychology of Culture & Diversity


Allegra J. Midgette, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. She previously completed a two-year NICHD T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Midgette graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Education, with honors, magna cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Midgette’s research investigates the origins and social processes that support individuals in developing an understanding of justice and learning how to care for others in an inequitable and unjust world. Her work addresses two key questions: 1) How do we come to care about each other and about justice within the family? and 2) How do we become just in the face of inequality? To investigate these questions, Dr. Midgette employs a mixed methodology that places the experiential reality of children, adolescents, emerging adults and their families at the forefront. The long-term goal of her work is to characterize how cultural, societal, and family practices influence individual moral development, with the ultimate aim of supporting the creation of interventions that contribute to individuals’ development into more caring and just individuals.

Representative Publications

  • McConnon, A., Midgette, A., & Conry-Murray, C. (2021). Mother like Mothers and Work like Fathers: U.S. Heterosexual College Students’ Assumptions about Who Should Meet Childcare and Housework Demands. Sex Roles. 1-18.
  • Midgette, A., & Mulvey, K.L. (2021). Unpacking young adults’ experiences of race- and gender-based microaggressions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 38(4) 1350-1370.
  • Midgette, A. (2020). Chinese and South Korean families’ conceptualizations of a fair household labor distribution. Journal of Marriage and Family, 82(4), 1358-1377.