Join GSAS Futures in conversation with Rufus E. Jones, co-founder and President of the James Weldon Johnson Foundation. Jones will discuss a challenge endemic to many new candidates seeking jobs in academic and industry circles alike: “stereotype threat.”
Candidates are often unaware of the capacity for stereotype threat to negatively impact their pursuit of professional success. Stereotype threat involves an individual undermining his or her own performance at a given task because of widespread beliefs that a social group in which he or she identifies – including groups organized by race, gender, nation or age – do not “naturally” perform well at that particular task.
Tuesday April 10, 2018
Rose Hill, Walsh Library
O’Hare Special Collections