2021 Silas Peirce Lecture

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do with Professor Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. (Stanford University)

Please join us for an illuminating exploration of unconscious bias with one of the leading authorities in the field, Jennifer Eberhardt. Arts & Sciences Dean Stan Sclaroff will introduce Professor Eberhardt, and Jessica Simes, assistant professor of sociology, will moderate the discussion.

Professor Eberhardt's research focuses 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. She not only highlights the negative impact that racial bias can have on us in these settings—she provides clear direction on what we can do about it. Racial bias is a problem that we all have a role to play in addressing.

A social psychologist at Stanford University, Jennifer Eberhardt is the author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We See, Think, and Do (Viking, 2019). After receiving a Ph.D. from Harvard University and teaching at Yale University, she joined the Stanford faculty in 1998. She is currently 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, included in Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers, and elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

When 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2021
Location Zoom
Contact Email alumni@bu.edu