Event: Discrimination and Equity in the Context of Education in America

Explore the psychological processes behind bias and how they have shaped U.S. education

In this webinar, Professor Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton will give a brief overview of the psychological processes regarding bias: stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.

This online presentation will focus on education in the U.S. and how bias in that context has shaped the nation and its understandings, particularly around race.

About the Speaker

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Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Social Sciences. Childhood experiences living in Mexico, the U.S., Ivory Coast and Thailand cemented Rodolfo's early interest in cultural differences and intergroup relations. He received a B.A. from Yale University and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Mendoza-Denton's professional work covers stereotyping and prejudice from the perspective of both target and perceiver, intergroup relations and how these processes influence educational outcomes. He received the UC Berkeley Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in 2015 and the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018.

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