Odilia Yim

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Attitudes, social evaluations, person perception
  • Intergroup relations and communication
  • Identity and self-labelling 


Dr. Odilia Yim is currently Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) at the St. George Department of Psychology. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Toronto and Master’s in Psychology at York University. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Ottawa, where she examined social correlates of bilingualism, specifically how language switching relates to attitudes, cultural identity, and social evaluations. Her post-doctoral research at the University of Toronto Mississauga focused on self-labelling preferences and Anglo name adoption among immigrants and visible minorities. Overall, her research interests centre around the role of language in driving social psychological behaviours among minority and marginalized populations, with the goal to better understand the unique experiences of ethnic minorities and create identity-safe spaces within society.