Nilanjana Dasgupta

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Nilanjana Dasgupta is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of Faculty Equity and Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University. Her main research interest is implicit bias. She has worked to create and test learning environments that promote young people’s success in STEM despite implicit stereotypes against their abilities. She is the recipient of the Hidden Bias Research Prize from the Level Playing Field Institute and the Morton Deutsch Award from the International Society for Justice Research. She is currently serving on the NSF Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate.


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