Marianne Bertrand, Hazel Rose Markus, and Jennifer Richeson Join RSF Board of Trustees

November 15, 2019


The Russell Sage Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Marianne Bertrand, Hazel Rose Markus, and Jennifer Richeson to its board of trustees.

Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Center for Economic Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor. Professor Bertrand is Faculty Director of Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Faculty Director of the Poverty Lab at the University of Chicago Urban Labs. She is a member of the foundation’s Behavioral Economics Roundtable. Professor Bertrand also serves as co-editor of the American Economic Review. She has received several awards and honors, including the 2004 Elaine Bennett Research Prize and the 2012 Society of Labor Economists’ Rosen Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Labor Economics. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Born in Belgium, Professor Bertrand received a B.A. in economics from Belgium's Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1991, followed by an M.A. in econometrics from the same institution the next year. She moved to the United States in 1993 and earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1998. She was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Princeton University for two years before joining Chicago Booth in 2000.

Hazel Rose Markus is Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She served as a Margaret Olivia Sage Scholar at the foundation in spring 2019, and is co-editor of the RSF books Engaging Cultural Differences (2002), Just Schools (2008), and Facing Social Class (2012). Her research focuses on the role of the self in regulating behavior and on the ways in which the social world shapes the self. Her work examines how cultures, including those of nation or region of origin, gender, social class, race, ethnicity, religion, and occupation, shape thought, feeling, and action. Markus is faculty director of Stanford SPARQ, and former Director of Research Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE). She is a member of the Successful Societies Advisory Committee, a program of the Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR), and is the former President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Markus received her B.A. from California State University at San Diego and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Jennifer Richeson is the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. The foundation has provided grant support for Richeson’s research projects, which examine multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally concerns the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race, gender, and socio-economic status impact the way people think, feel, and behave, especially during interactions with members of different sociocultural groups. Professor Richeson has been recognized with many honors and awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA), the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, and the Career Trajectory Award from the Society of Experimental Social Psychology. Professor Richeson is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and, in 2019, received an honorary doctorate from Brown University. Richeson was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Brown University, and a MA and PhD in social psychology from Harvard University. Prior to joining the Yale faculty in 2016, Richeson was the MacArthur Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University.


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