The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


Council Member 2014-2017


Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Childhood experiences living in Mexico, the U.S., Ivory Coast, and Thailand cemented an early interest in cultural differences and intergroup relations. He received his BA from Yale University and his PhD 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. In 2010, he co-edited the volume “Are We Born Racist?” from Beacon Press, and was a member of APA’s Presidential Task Force on Preventing Discrimination and Promoting Diversity from 2010-2012. He received the Division of Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley in 2013. 

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin