Nilanjana Dasgupta

Professor of psychological and brain sciences

Implicit bias, stereotypes, social identity, Diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Social psychology

Phone: (o) 413/545-0049


Nilanjana Dasgupta (nil-ON-juh-nuh das-GOOP-tuh) studies implicit or unconscious bias. Her research spotlights how implicit bias influences people’s first impressions and behavior toward others, as well as how implicit stereotypes influence individuals’ own academic and professional choices. She is particularly interested in identifying solutions that remedy implicit bias. Her recent research identifies solutions that can reduce the impact of implicit bias on gender gaps in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and career opportunities thereby closing gender gaps in STEM and broadening participation of diverse individuals in STEM.