The James Sidanius Lecture on Social Inequality: Phillip A. Goff, Ph.D.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:30pm



The Department of Psychology and the Department’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging presents

Phillip A. Goff, Ph.D.

who will speak at the inaugural James Sidanius Lecture on Social Inequality

Phillip Atiba Goff is the Carl I. Hovland Professor of African American Studies and Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

He received his AB from Harvard, where he was mentored by Jim Sidanius, and PhD in Psychology from Stanford. He quickly became a national leader in the science of racial bias by pioneering scientific experiments that exposed how our minds learn to associate Blackness and crime implicitly—often with deadly consequences. This research led Dr. Goff to co-found the Center for Policing Equity (CPE), a university research center now supported by the 501(c)(3) Policing Equity organization. Created at UCLA, where Dr. Goff took tenure, the Center grew to be the world’s largest research and action think tank on race and policing. CPE also hosts the world’s largest collection of police behavioral data in the National Science Foundation-funded National Justice Database. This database now serves as a tool to reduce burdensome and inequitable policing through scientific analyses. Dr. Goff has won two American Psychological Association early career awards, the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star award, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive’s Lloyd G. Sealy Award, among many others.