Jack Glaser, an associate professor and associate dean at the Goldman School of Public Policy, is a social psychologist whose primary research interest is in stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. His work includes investigations of the unconscious operation of stereotypes and prejudice — using modern, computerized methods — and of the implications of such subtle forms of bias for criminal justice.
Glaser writes frequently on the topic of hate crime, and has analyzed historical data as well as racist rhetoric on the Internet, in order to challenge assumptions about economic predictors of intergroup violence.
In addition to his teaching and research at the Goldman School, Glaser helps to train California judges in the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination and how they might operate implicitly to undermine fairness in the courtroom.
His new book, Suspect Race: Causes and Consequences of Racial Profiling, is set for release in November 2014.