Human beings are incredibly diverse. Each of us has a racial identity, a gender identity, a sexual orientation, a religious identity, and so on. Yet the empirical literature on stereotyping and discrimination has, for the last several decades, tended to overlook this diversity. A central aim of Chris's research is to make the academic landscape on stereotyping more diverse by elucidating the ways in which stereotypes jointly depend on multiple identity groups to which a person belongs. This research is consequential because a) stereotypes often do manifest differently toward those at different intersections of identities, b) these stereotypes in turn influence how we perceive one another, and c) social perception is reliably linked with discrimination.
Chris's three most-cited papers on this topic are available below. These papers collectively tell a story that is central to Chris's research program—that each of us has a variety of lenses we can use for thinking about the people around us, and that when one lens comes into focus, others fall out.
His full research statement is available here. Finally, a podcast interview that Chris gave on his Lens Model of Intersectional Stereotyping is available below. (This interview was part of Dr. Andy Luttrell's Opinion Sciencepodcast, which is well worth a listen!)