Camryn Cobb

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Graduate Research Assistant


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
PhD Consumer Economics University of Georgia May 2025
M.S. Applied Consumer Analytics University of Georgia May 2022
B.S.F.C.S. Consumer Journalism University of Georgia May 2021


My current research examines community well-being, with a focus on how people in communities learn to coexist in ways that promote the collective action. I study the ways in which stereotypes, inequality, and marginalization as well as social justice and activism attitudes can impact public policy preferences of community members and, therefore, the community as a whole. I am especially interested in zero-sum thinking and how it causes people to behave in self-promoting ways that might be harmful to the well-being of others (i.e. endorsing stereotypes, unsupportive toward public policy for marginalized people) or makes them less likely to engage in behaviors that promote the well-being of all (e.g., social justice, activism, civic engagement). 

Areas of Expertise

Community well-being, social justice, marginalization, collective action, social change


To Hear a Girl Scream: a Memoir of Dreams and Insights by Camryn Cobb

Journal Articles

Vanessa Gonlin & Camryn Cobb (2023) Who is your fate linked to? Racial discrimination predicting linked fate among people with mixed-race ancestry, Social Identities, 29:4, 353-377, DOI: 10.1080/13504630.2023.2249406

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