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Alex Madva

In his research and writing, Alex Madva investigates the role of implicit and explicit bias on social justice, social identity and prejudice. In his recent scholarship and implicit bias training, he demonstrates how research on more hidden and implicit forms of prejudice can help to explain the current resurgence of political division and overt forms of bigotry. He also examines moral responsibility as he takes on the issues of implicit bias, stereotypes, the Black Lives Matter movement and the death penalty. He is currently co-editing two books. One is a textbook titled An Introduction to Implicit Bias: Knowledge, justice and the Social Mind that includes examinations of how implicit biases relate to beliefs, desires and intentions, how they compromise social reality, how they impact our social and political institutions, and how those influences can be combatted. The second book, The Movement for Black Lives: Philosophical Perspectives, draws together a diverse range of philosophers to better understand the Movement’s underpinnings, structure, and aims.

Recent Grants and Fellowships:

  • Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2012-14

Selected Publications:

Education:

B.A., Philosophy and English; M.A., M.Phil. & Ph.D., Philosophy; Columbia University

Languages:

English

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