Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Social Sciences
Chicanx Latinx Studies
Intergroup relations, Stereotyping & prejudice from the perspective of both target and perceiver
Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
Bio & Research Interests
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton is Professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is currently Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Social Sciences. Childhood experiences living in Mexico, the U.S., Ivory Coast, and Thailand cemented an early interest in cultural differences and intergroup relations. He received his BA from Yale University and his PhD from Columbia University. Mendoza-Denton’s professional work covers stereotyping and prejudice from the perspective of both target and perceiver, intergroup relations, as well as how these processes influence educational outcomes. He received the UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in 2015, and the University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2018.