Current Projects

Persistent microaggressions and discrimination against individuals from disadvantaged communities have been shown to predict internalized stigma among minoritized individuals (Meyer, 2003). Participate NOW!


This study tries to answer the following questions:



Bisexual individuals encounter bias, subtle forms of aggression, and unjust treatment from those within and outside the LGBTQIA+ community. While binegativity and microaggressions against bisexual individuals are heightened risk factors concerning mental health concerns, perceived social support is a protective factor against such outcomes. Click for more details..


This study tries to answer the following questions among Indian bisexual women:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity initiatives are a positive attempt by organizations to combat discriminatory practices towards underrepresented individuals from minority groups. However, these initiatives aren't perceived and responded to uniformly by all. Exhaustion and desensitization towards DEI initiatives may cause diversity fatigue. Participate.


This study tries to answer the following questions:


Complete List

Kurade, P., & Kharbanda, A. (in progress). Association of microaggressions and perceived social support with externalized and internalized binegativity in bisexual women from India. 


Banda, S., & Kurade, P. (in preparation). Understanding sexual and gender identity of LGBTQIA+ youth: A qualitative analysis of engagement experiences on an intervention-based mental health app (Evolve).


Kurade, P., & Upparu, B. (in progress). Work motivation and discrimination as predictors for diversity fatigue among Indian employees.


Cascalheira, C. J., Shaw, T. J., Hernandez, C., Hendrex, M., Pulice-Farrow, L., Kurade, P., Villanueva, O. G., Perez-Rojas, A. E., Gutierrez, A., Helminen, E. C., Scheer, J. R., Simone, M., & Kalkbrenner, M. T. (in progress). Estimating the prevalence and characterizing the perceived impact of bots in psychological survey research. 


Cascalheira, C. J., Shaw, T. J., Hernandez, C., Hendrex, M., Pulice-Farrow, L., Kurade, P., Villanueva, O. G., Perez-Rojas, A. E., Gutierrez, A., Helminen, E. C., Scheer, J. R., Simone, M., & Kalkbrenner, M. T. (in progress). Recommendations on how to stop bots from ruining your online survey research. 


Kurade, P., & Banda, S. (in progress). The influence of microaggressions on psychological distress of LGBTQIA+ individuals using an intervention-based mental health app (Evolve).


Banda, S., & Kurade, P. (in progress). Efficacy of an intervention-based mental health app (Evolve) in reducing minority stress, trauma and increasing resilience among LGBTQIA+ individuals

I founded Research Mynd in 2020, intending to help underrepresented students explore the field of research in social sciences. As an individual with similar experiences, it was paramount to me that I helped students with limited resources learn the basics of research and provided them with training to conduct research independently. I conducted two courses successfully (as shown below) with a total of 20 enrolled students who completed the course successfully! 


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