Natasha Thalla, Ph.D.

Academic History
Lehigh University
Ph.D. 2018, Psychology
M.S. 2015, Psychology

New York University
B.A. 2013, Psychology and Anthropology/Classical Civilization

Research Interests
Broadly, I am interested in the role of religious processes in everyday life.  How do the beliefs and practices associated with religions impact intra-group relations?  More specifically, I am interested in the role of ritual (as understood to be a meaningful communal action) as a foundation for strengthening within-group cooperation.  Furthermore, I am interested in the effect of religion and ritual on inter-group relations.