Jennifer Eberhardt is the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychology, and Co-Director of SPARQ, a university initiative to use social psychological research to address pressing social problems, at Stanford University. As a social psychologist, Eberhardt conducts research on race and inequality. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and a wide-ranging array of methods—from laboratory studies to novel field experiments—Eberhardt has revealed the startling, and often dispiriting, extent to which racial imagery and judgments shape actions and outcomes in our criminal justice system and in our neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.
Eberhardt received a Ph.D. from Harvard University and joined the faculty at Yale University in 1995. In 2014, Eberhardt was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow and one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. In 2016, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the National Academy of Sciences. Eberhardt is the author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We, See, Think, Do.
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