UCSF Welcomes Dr. Claude Steele Flyer
May 13, 2015

Stereotype Threat is defined as a situational predicament in which people are or feel themselves to be at risk of confirming negative stereotypes about their social group (Steele & Aronson, 1995). As our keynote speaker for the year, Dr. Steele reflected on his journey in higher education and the impetus for his research question –a desire to understand why students of color were underperforming against their majority-culture counter-parts in college settings. During the hour, Dr.