Christopher Petsko is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chris completed his Ph.D. in social psychology at Northwestern University in June of 2020, and he completed his postdoctoral training at Duke University in June of 2022.
Chris conducts research on how stereotypes influence, and often distort, our perceptions of the people around us. His specialty is on the topic of intersectional stereotyping, or how it is that we stereotype others in light of the multiple social groups to which others belong (for example, in light of their race and their gender). A central aim of Chris's research is to make the academic landscape on stereotyping more diverse by examining the kinds of stereotypes that are directed toward those who have been historically overlooked in the scientific record.
Chris's research has been published in top social scientific outlets, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
At Northwestern, Chris taught Stereotyping and Prejudice to undergraduate students. At Duke, Chris taught Negotiation to both Executive MBA students and Full-time MBA students. At UNC Chapel Hill, Chris teaches Leading & Managing to undergraduate students.
Chris will be reviewing applications from prospective Ph.D. students this year. His e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.