Jennifer Eberhardt
Published December 5, 2014
Updated April 10, 2021

Jennifer L. Eberhardt is a professor of psychology at Stanford University and a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Eberhardt is a social psychologist who focuses on what she describes as “the stereotypical associations between blacks and crime.” She is co-director of Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ) at Stanford.

Eberhardt’s new book is Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do (2019). She discusses her work in her TED talk, “How racial bias works — and how to disrupt it.”

Expertise: Racial stereotyping, race and crime, psychology, human development, race and the law, cognitive dehumanization of African Americans, policing, unconscious bias

Location: Stanford, Calif.


Assistant: Nisa Cao


Phone: 650-725-2417

Heard on the MacArthur Foundation Website: Introducing Jennifer L. Eberhardt

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