Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawai‘i
Kristin Pauker is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawai‘i and director of the ISP lab. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College (2002), Ph.D. from Tufts University (2009), and completed postdoctoral study at Stanford University. Originally born and raised in Hawai‘i, she became fascinated with exploring how a person’s immediate environment and culturally-shaped theories about race impact basic social perception, social interactions, and stereotyping in childhood and throughout development. Dr. Pauker prioritizes research that can inform change and mitigate bias. Her research spans both Social and Developmental Psychology and has been widely published in academic journals (e.g., Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology) and featured in the media (e.g., New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Magazine). She has been the recipient of a Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Research and a Board of Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Hawai‘i, and her work has been supported with over $1 million in combined support from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.