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Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, How Black Students Tend to Learn Science, from The Atlantic on December 14th, 2014. | view article

Valerie was featured in an article titled, Expert Urges Use of Classroom Interventions to Eliminate Stereotype Threat, from Diverse Magazine on December 4th, 2014. | view article

Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, New Ways to Fight 'Imposter Fears', from The Wall Street Journal on November 19th, 2013. | view article

A Simple Way to Boost Minority Test Scores (August 9, 2013). | view article

Race Undercover: the Matter of Bias in the Zimmerman Trial (August 7, 2013).
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Valerie participated in a teleconference roundtable of leading critical race scholars, social scientists, journalists, lawyers, and thought leaders, for a talk titled: Standing Our Ground For Trayvon Martin, on July 24th, 2013. | visit site

Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, How to build a better teacher, from Slate Magazine on July 25th, 2012. | view article

Valerie was mentioned in an article titled, The Only One, from Essence Magazine on May 15th, 2013. | view article

The Closet Is Real, and It's Bad (March 19th, 2013). | view article

Jodi Foster's Divided Self. Psychology Today (January 26th, 2013). | view article

Valerie was mentioned in an article from the American Psychological Association called “Closing the Achievement Gap” in September 2011. | view article

Valerie was a guest analyst in an episode of the TV news program Inside City Hall, "Experts Talk Intersection of Race, Policing & Media in Ferguson", in November 2014.
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Valerie was featured on PBS' Tavis Smiley Show in a discussion about the role of the media in perpetuating implicit bias, in November 2014.
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Valerie gave a lecture for Big Think, “On Unintentional Bias”, in June 2014.
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Valerie gave a keynote address on stereotype threat at the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Leadership Forum “Managing Schools to Improve Teacher Performance” in June 2013. | watch via youtube instead

Valerie gave a talk at the Columbia Business School about Inclusive Leadership, Stereotyping and the Brain in March 2010. | watch via site instead

Valerie was featured in five talks at The Takeaway in 2009 and 2010:

You Can’t Say That On Television: NPR Correspondent Loses
His Job After Making Racially Tinged Remarks on FOX (October 22nd, 2010).
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Can We Close the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools?
(April 1st, 2010). | listen via site instead

Experts Weigh in on Early High School Graduation
(February 19th, 2010). | listen via site instead

Sibling Rivalry Frequent but not Foregone
(October 5th, 2009). | listen via site instead

Positive Affirmations Help Improve Some Students Test Scores
(April 17th, 2009). | listen via site instead

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Upcoming Talks

APS Symposium: Computational Methods for Linguistic Insights
This symposium will be chaired by LIRSM’s postdoctoral researcher, Travis Riddle, and will discuss the power of automated text analysis techniques to drive research, illustrated with example applications in education, the self, attitudes and opinions.
APS Conference, May 21-24, 2015
APS Poster: Effect of theories of intelligence on students’ motivation to pursue medical school
This poster will be presented by LIRSM’s research assistants, Michelle Lee and Emily Kenyon. In connection with race and gender identities, this research explores the effect of premedical students’ theories of intelligence on career aspirations.
APS Conference, May 21-24, 2015
Graying out the Threat: How do age and race change perceptions of criminality?
This undergraduate honors thesis will be presented by LIRSM research assistant Zachary Glasser.
May 6, 4:10, in 614 Schermerhorn Hall