Jennifer Eberhardt is a social psychologist at Stanford University and a leading authority on unconscious bias. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and a wide array of research methods, Eberhardt has revealed the startling, and often dispiriting, extent to which racial imagery and judgments suffuse our culture and society, and in particular shape actions and outcomes within our criminal justice system, schools, and workplaces. In the education sector, for example, Eberhardt points to the negative impact that bias, and the shear threat of bias, can have on teaching and learning—and what we can do about it.

At Stanford, Eberhardt is a Professor of Psychology, the Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy, and a Faculty Director of Stanford SPARQ, a university initiative to use social psychological research to address pressing social problems. She has been 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 (published by Viking in 2019).