Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of California, Berkeley

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-director of Berkeley's Relationships and Social Cognition Laboratory. Childhood experiences living in Mexico, the United States, Ivory Coast, and Thailand cemented an early interest in cultural differences and intergroup relations.

He received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Mendoza-Denton's professional work covers stereotyping and prejudice from the perspective of both target and perceiver, intergroup relations, as well as how these processes influence educational outcomes. He is a co-editor of the anthology Are We Born Racist? from Beacon Press and writes a blog by the same name for Psychology Today.