Jennifer Chudy, Ph.D.

Wellesley College

Country: United States (Massachusetts)

Research Interests

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Public Opinion

Political Psychology

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.