Black Racial Stereotypes and Victim Blaming: Implications for Media Coverage and Criminal Proceedings in Cases of Police Violence against Racial and Ethnic Minorities – Professor Kristin Dukes, Dean for Institutional Diversity at Allegheny College, USA.

October 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Zoom meeting
Louise White

This talk will examine how posthumous stereotypical media portrayals of racial and ethnic minority victims of police violence, in particular Black American victims, can influence public opinions about these victims and criminal proceedings for their killers.

Kristin Nicole Dukes, PhD, is the Dean for Institutional Diversity at Allegheny College. In this role she charged with shaping and implementing policies, strategies, and initiatives in support of the Allegheny College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to assuming the senior diversity officer role at Allegheny, Kristin was an Associate Professor of Psychology at Simmons University. Dr. Dukes earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in social psychology from Tufts University with a research focus on stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rice University. Dr. Dukes has published research in various outlets including the Journal of Social Issues and Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy and presented at numerous conferences including the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Notably, Dr. Dukes edited a 2017 volume of the Journal of Social Issues on police violence against racial/ethnic minorities in a global context titled What Social Science Research Says About Police Violence Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities: Understanding the Antecedents and Consequences. She also authored “Young, Black, and Endangered: Examining the Deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice Through a Psychological Lens,” a book chapter in Stereotypes and Stereotyping: Misperceptions, Perspectives and Role of Social Media published in 2016. Dr. Dukes serves on the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Diversity and Climate Committee and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues leadership council.

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