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 recent peer-reviewed papers on this topic are available below. His full research statement is available here.