Christopher Petsko is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. 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 both the Fuqua School of Business and the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity—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: the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, among others. Over the years, Chris has taught courses on Stereotyping and Prejudice (Northwestern University), Negotiations (Duke, UNC Chapel Hill), and Leadership/Management (UNC Chapel Hill).
Chris is a co-director (alongside Dr. William Maddux) of the Culture and Diversity Lab. This lab meets bi-weekly, and is open to students and postdocs who take an interest in Chris's and/or Will's research. Chris will be reviewing applications from prospective Ph.D. students for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.
His e-mail is: email@example.com.