Jennifer Kubota

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology and the College

Jennifer Kubota’s research identifies and characterizes robust and reliable interventions for prejudice, and tests the constraints of these interventions in producing lasting reductions in inequality. To better understand prejudice intervention, she utilizes innovative neuroscience and behavioral research methods to quantify when and why intervention is successful.

Her work has been published in various neuroscience and psychology journals, including Nature Neuroscience, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Emotion, Biological Psychology, and Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. She received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to support her graduate studies and a grant from the National Institute on Aging in support of her postdoctoral research.

Kubota earned a BA in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2004 and received a joint PhD in social psychology and neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010. She later held a postdoctoral fellowship in social neuroscience at New York University, during which time she worked on projects relating to the neural foundations of prejudice and prejudice reduction.

Kubota joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.

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