Jennifer Eberhardt

Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Born1965 (age 53–54)
Alma materUniversity of Cincinnati, Harvard University
Occupationpsychologist; professor
Known forracial biases in criminal justice
Spouse(s)Ralph Richard Banks
AwardsMacArthur fellowship

Cozzarelli Prize

Cialdini Award

Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt[1] (born 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio[2][3][4]) is an American Social Psychologist and Professor in the Psychology Department at Stanford University as well as co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions). In 2014 she won the MacArthur fellowship.[4][5] She studies the mechanisms and effects of racial bias in our daily lives. Conducting research on race, bias, and inequality, her focus is on how people deal with race in the criminal justice system and in neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces.[5] She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2016. On March 26, 2019, she published her first book, Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What We, See, Think, Do.[6]


Eberhardt received her B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1987,[7] an A.M. in 1990 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1993.[8]