Jennifer Chudy, Ph.D.

Wellesley College

Country: United States (Massachusetts)

Research Interests

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Public Opinion

Political Psychology

Specific Areas of Interest

Survey Research

Surveys, Opinion Polling

Experimental Research

Countries of Interest

United States

My Research:

My research departs from a long tradition of studying racial prejudice, and argues that racial sympathy — defined as white distress over black misfortune — shapes public opinion among a sizable subset of white Americans. My research draws from a variety of national surveys and experiments and finds that racially sympathetic whites are especially inclined to support policies perceived to benefit African Americans, such as affirmative action and reparations.