Jennifer Eberhardt, a social psychologist at Stanford University, will be the featured speaker at the University of Virginia School of Law’s Community MLK Celebration event.

She will discuss her 2019 book “Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do” on Jan. 21 at 5:15 p.m. in the Law School’s Caplin Pavilion.

Eberhardt is a 2014 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

She is co-founder and co-director of SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions), a Stanford Center that brings together researchers and practitioners to address significant social problems.

From 1995-98, Eberhardt taught at Yale University in the Psychology, and African and African American Studies departments. She joined the Stanford faculty in 1998 and is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology.

During the event, Dean Risa Goluboff will present the 2020 Gregory H. Swanson Award. Named after UVA and UVA Law’s first black student, the award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to justice within the community.

The event is sponsored by the Law School’s Center for the Study of Race and Law.

A reception will begin at 6:45 p.m. The event is open to the public and parking is available in D2 lots.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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