Sharing Best Practice. What Works?

Empirically Informed Implicit Bias Training

The University of Sheffield, September 24th 2018.

Implicit bias training is an increasingly popular way of addressing the problems that workplaces might confront as a result of the operation of implicit bias.

But what are the characteristics of good implicit bias training?

How can we evaluate whether a training session has been successful or not?

At this workshop, we engaged with recent empirical research about what works in implicit bias training, and through guided panel discussions articulated and shared norms of best practice in relation to different aspects of bias training.

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Bias in Context 4: Psychological and Structural Explanations of Injustice

The University of Utah, October 26th-27th 2017.

This conference examined the interaction between psychological and structural explanations. As well as investigating the normative and practical implications of one’s explanatory mode on attempts to address bias via institutional policy, interpersonal intervention, and collective action.
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Bias in Context 3: Interpersonal Interventions and Collective Action

The University of Sheffield, January 25th-26th 2017.

This event focused on ways that responses to implicit bias can move beyond the individualistic approach often found in empirical psychology, and harness the resources of interpersonal interactions and collective action to combat bias.
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Bias in Context 2: Psychological and Structural Explanations

The University of Sheffield, 5th-6th September 2016.

What is the relationship between psychological and structural explanations of persistent social injustice?
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Bias in Context 1: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Discrimination and Inequality

California State Polytechnic University, May 12th-13th 2016.

This was the first of 4 conferences aimed at developing sustained attention on individualistic and structural approaches to discrimination and inequality.
Speakers included: Erin Beeghly (University of Utah); Irene Blair (CU-Boulder); Tiffany Brannon (UCLA); Cory Gooding (University of San Diego); Jules Holroyd (University of Sheffield); Emily Lee (Cal State Fullerton)