Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta is Professor of Psychology and the Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Her research is on implicit bias. Whereas past work had assumed that implicit bias is learned early inlife and dif cult to change, her research showsthat such bias can be changed given the right social context. Recently, her work focuses on how implicit gender bias about science andengineering shakes the con dence of women and students of color in STEM. She identi eslearning environments that foster social connec- tion, inoculates students against negativestereotypes, and promotes their con dence,persistence and success in STEM. This work has been supported by grants from the NSF and NIH. She spends a good bit of time dissemi- nating this research to broad audiences in-cluding K-12 teachers and administrators,university faculty and campus leaders, tech entrepreneurs, federal and state policy-makers, lawyers, judges, and legal scholars.

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2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Geopolitics of the Other

Moderators: William Waldron
Panel: Marisela Gomez, Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Michael Onyebuchi Eze, William Waldron



Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at Mind & Life

Mind and Life Institute • October 25, 2017

Topics: Interconnection | Social Change

2017 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Human Relations: From Implicit Biases to Compassion for Strangers

Moderators: Rhonda Magee
Panel: Jim Coan, Hanne De Jaegher, Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Rhonda Magee

Topics: Interconnection | Mental Health