Phillip Atiba Goff
Published April 4, 2015
Updated April 14, 2021

Phillip Atiba Goff is a professor of African American studies and psychology at Yale University and an expert in the science of racial bias, exposing through scientific inquiry how people learn to associate Blackness and crime implicitly. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity.

Among Goff’s honors are two American Psychological Association early career awards, the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star award, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive’s Lloyd G. Sealy Award.

Goff makes regular appearances on cable news, has served as an expert witness in several high-profile cases, and provides congressional testimony.

Expertise: Racial bias, discrimination, law enforcement, racial profiling, racial anxiety, gun control, policing, prejudice, microaggressions, implicit bias

Location: New Haven, Conn.


Twitter: @DrPhilGoff

Heard on NPR: All Things Considered: Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays?

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