Lee Jussim, a social psychologist and psychology professor at Rutgers University, will present a free, public lecture entitled “When Social Science Becomes Politicized” as part of the Campus Politics and Civil Liberties 2019-2020 Speaker Series on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Arches Lounge, Elaine Langone Center. The Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship is sponsoring the series, which features speakers from a diverse set of political backgrounds whose research and teaching interests, as well as personal experiences, led them to various kinds of critical perspectives about the climate for serious intellectual exchange on college campuses.
The chair of the Department of Psychology at Rutgers where he is also a distinguished professor and graduate director, Jussim has published six books and more than 100 articles in the areas of social perception and social stereotyping. He is active in researching and publicizing the politicization of social scientific work, particularly his native field of social psychology, and the implications for understanding things like implicit bias, stereotypes and prejudice, and gender discrimination. His public work can be found in outlets such as Psychology Today and Quillette.