Colloquium Series

Next Talk: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 (Psychology 338 - Berkowitz Room)

Jennifer Richeson (Professor, Yale University)

TitleApproaching a Majority-Minority America: Psychology and Racial Politics in an Increasingly Diverse Nation

AbstractRecent Census Bureau projections indicate that non-Hispanic Whites will no longer comprise over 50% of the US population by the year 2042, creating a so-called “majority-minority” nation. Speculation regarding what this shift will mean for race relations in the 21st Century has become a semi-regular conversation in many media outlets. In this talk I will present the results of social psychological investigations into this question and suggest both reason for optimism and pessimism. Further, I will discuss what this work may suggest about the emerging paradox of diversity.



Full Schedule of Speakers for 2016-2017:

  • Doug  Wiegmann (UW-Madison, Engineering)
  •   9/29/16, 3:45pm, Brogden Hall, Berkowitz Room (Rm. 338)
  • Lori Holt (Carnegie Mellon University)
  •   11/3/15, 3:45PM, Brogden Hall, Berkowitz Room (Rm. 338)
  • Alison Gopnik (UC-Berkeley)
  •   2/9/16 3:45PM Brodgen Hall Room 107   
  • Liz Phelps (New York University)
  •   (Cancelled)
  • Jennifer Richeson (Yale University)
  •   4/6/17, 3:45PM, Brogden Hall, Berkowitz Room (Rm. 338)

The Psychology Department Colloquium Series graduate student committee can be reached at

    • Martin Zettersten (chair)
    • Matt Cooper Borkenhagen  (treasurer)
    • Sarah Brown
    • Emily Dix
    • Tammi Kral
    • Chelsea Mitamura
    • Sounak Mohanta
    • Rista Plate
    • Danielle Rendina
    • Steven Schwering
    • Katherine Scott
    • Ceci Westbrook
    • Amelia Yeo