UCSF Welcomes Dr. Claude Steele

UCSF Welcomes Dr. Claude Steele Flyer

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. Steele explored the intersection of identity, stereotype threat, higher education, and current events such as police brutality among African American men. 

Dr. Claude Steele -UCSF Stereotype Lecture (5-13-2015)