JENNIFER KUBOTA

JENNIFER KUBOTA

JENNIFER KUBOTA

Jennifer Kubota is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and The Center for the Study Of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) at The University of Chicago. The primary aim of her work is to reduce prejudice and discrimination. She characterizes robust and reliable interventions and tests the constraints of these interventions in producing lasting changes in inequality. To achieve this goal, she utilizes innovate neuroscience (e.g. fMRI and EEG) and behavioral research methods (reaction time and self-report) to identify the neural and psychological mechanisms of prejudice and discrimination. She previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow at New York University and received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Neuroscience at The University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Kubota’s research has been supported by the National Institutes of Aging and the Ford Foundation.

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12.30.14

Jennifer Kubota

Director of the Social Justice Neuroscience and Psychology Lab


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS


2014 – Present
Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Department of Psychology Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
2010 – 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University
Supervisor: Elizabeth Phelps Additional
Mentor: Mahzarin Banaji (Harvard University)
2004 – 2010
Ph.D. Social Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder
Advisor: Tiffany Ito
Thesis: Neural correlates of individuation
2000 – 2004
B.A. Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison Honors Thesis
Supervisors: Patricia Devine, Eddie Harmon-­‐Jones, and David Amodio

EDUCATION


2004 – 2010
Ph.D. Social Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder Advisor: Tiffany Ito Thesis: Neural correlates of individuation
2000 – 2004
B.A. Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison Honors Thesis Supervisors: Patricia Devine, Eddie Harmon-­‐Jones, and David Amodio

RESEARCH

GRANTS


2015
NIH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant, Submitted (Co-­‐PI)
2014
NIA Investigator Research Supplement, Supplement to Promote Diversity, 3R01AG039283-­‐05S1 ($86,903)
2014
Center for Brain Imaging Pilot Grant, New York University ($20,000)
2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Supplement, Supplement to Promote Diversity, NIA, 3R01AG039283-­‐04S1 ($99,932)
2013
Center for Brain Imaging Pilot Grant, New York University ($15,000)
2012
Center for Brain Imaging Pilot Grant, New York University ($10,000)
2005
Predoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation ($66,000)

AWARDS AND HONORS


2014
William T. Grant Scholars Nominee, University of Chicago
2009
Psychology Department Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder
2008
Psychology Department Travel Award, University of Colorado Boulder
2007
Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Colorado Boulder
2007
Summer Institute in Social Psychology (Gender and HLM), Society for Personality and Social Psychology
2006
Diversity Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
2006
Psychology Department Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder
2006
Dorothy Martin Award, University of Colorado Boulder
2006
Poster Award: Runner-­‐up, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
2005
Student Union Representative Award, University of Colorado Boulder
2005
Arts and Sciences Student Government Award, University of Colorado Boulder
2005
Coordinated Administrative Funding Committee Student Award, University of Colorado Boulder
2005
Psychology Department Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder
2004
Psychology Department Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder
2004
Diversity Fellowship, University of Colorado Boulder
2003
Graduated with Distinction in Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison

ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS


Senholzi, K. & Kubota, J.T. (in press). The neural mechanisms of prejudice intervention. In. Absher, J. R. & Cloutier J. (Eds.), Neuroimaging Personality and Character: Traits and Mental States in the Brain. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (in press). You were always on my mind: How event-­‐related brain potentials inform impression formation research. In T.D. Nelson (Ed.), Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination: Second Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Kubota, J.T. , & Phelps, E. A. (in press). Insights from functional magnetic resonance imaging research on race. In T.D. Nelson (Ed.), Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination: Second Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Kubota, J.T. , & Phelps, E. A. (2015). The neural correlates of racial group stereotyping and prejudice. In Togo, A. (Ed.), Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. New York: Academic Press.

Kubota, J.T. , Li, J., Bar-­‐David, E., Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2015). All claims in the original article hold as stated: A response to Arkes. Psychological Science, 26, 246-­‐ 248.

Kubota, J.T. , Mojdehbakhsh, R., Raio, C., Brosch, T., Uleman, J. S., & Phelps, E. A. (2014). Stressing the person: Legal and everyday person attributions under stress. Biological Psychology, 103, 117-­‐124.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T.A. (2014). The role of expression and race in weapons identification. Emotion, 14, 1115-­‐1124.

Ito, T. A., & Kubota, J.T. (2014). Social neuroscience. Introductory Psychology. Champaign, IL: Diener Education Fund. Retrieve (December, 2014) from http://nobaproject.com/textbooks/psychology-­as-­a­‐social­‐science/chapters/social‐neuroscience.

Kubota, J.T. , Li, J., Bar-­‐David, E., Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2013). The price of racial bias: Intergroup negotiations in the Ultimatum Game. Psychological Science, 24, 2498-­‐2504.

Kubota, J.T. , Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2012). The neuroscience of race. Nature Neuroscience, 15, 940-­‐948.

Ratner, K. G., & Kubota, J.T. (2012). Genetic contributions to intergroup responses: A cautionary perspective. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:223.

Kubota, J.T. , & Senholzi, K. B. (2011). Knowing you beyond race: The importance of individual feature encoding in the other-­‐race effect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:33.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2009). You were always on my mind: How event-­‐related brain potentials inform impression formation research. In T.D. Nelson (Ed.), Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2007). Multiple cues in social perception: The time course of processing race and facial expression. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 738-­‐752.

Amodio, D. M., Kubota, J.T. , Harmon-­‐Jones, E., & Devine, P. G. (2006). Alternative mechanism for regulating racial responses according to internal versus external cues. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 1, 26-­‐36.


INVITED AND DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATIONS


2014
University of Chicago, Developmental Brown Bag University of Colorado Boulder, Social Brown Bag New York University, Social Perception and Evaluation Lab I.C.Stars Speaker 2013 Gruter Institute For Law and Behavioral Research Squaw Valley Conference.
2012
Columbia University, Cognitive Brown Bag The New School, Social Brown Bag.
2011
Mount Sinai, Schiller Lab of Affective Neuroscience.
2010
New York University, NYU Social Neuroscience Lab New York University, Social Perception and Evaluation Lab University of Colorado Boulder, Social Brown Bag.
2009
New York University, Phelps Lab University of Colorado Boulder, Social Brown Bag.
2008
University of Colorado Boulder, Social Brown Bag.
2007
University of Denver, University of Colorado Boulder and Denver University Research Convention.
2006
University of Colorado Boulder, Neuroscience Seminar Series University of Colorado Boulder, Social Brown Bag.
2005
University of Colorado Boulder, Social Brown Bag.
2005
University of Colorado Boulder, Social Brown Bag.
University of Colorado Boulder, Ekstrand Memorial Mini-­‐convention.
2004
University of Wisconsin Madison, Keck Research Symposium.
2003
University of Wisconsin Madison, Undergraduate Research Symposium.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


TALKS:
Kubota, J.T. , Vessel, E., Stanley, D., Marini, M., Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2015, June). The neural underpinnings of implicit prejudice intervention. Symposium at Association For Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Kubota, J.T. , Vessel, E., Stanley, D., Marini, M., Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2015, April). Neural mechanisms of race bias malleability. Symposium at Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Raio, C. M., FeldmanHall, O., DePaoli, F., Kubota, J.T. , Phelps, E. (2014, May). The Influence of Stress Exposure on Prosocial Decision-­‐Making. Symposium at the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.

Kubota, J.T. , Mojdehbakhsh, R., Raio, C., Brosch, T., Uleman, J. S., & Phelps, E. A. (2012, September). Person attributions under stress. Symposium at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2011, July). A smile is a powerful weapon: Happy expressions attenuate racial bias in weapon identification. Symposium at the European Association of Social Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Kubota, J.T. , Ito, T. A., & Wood, J. (2009, February). Neural mechanisms in the regulation of racially-­‐biased behavior: The moderating effects of facial expressions. Symposium at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

POSTERS:

Barakzai, A., Kubota, J.T. , & Cloutier, J. (2014, February). The impact of social status and scarcity on resource allocation. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Kubota, J.T. , Mojdehbakhsh, R., Dalyrmple, J., Blackmon, K., Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2014, April). Dissociated Effects of Temporal and Prefrontal Lesions on Implicit Bias Change. Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.

Kubota, J.T. , Brosch, T., Mojdehbakhsh, R., Uleman, J. S., & Phelps, E. A. (2014, February). Neural mechanisms of intergroup attributions. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Kubota, J.T. , Li, J., Bar-­‐David, E., Banaji, M., & Phelps, E. (2013, September). The price of racial bias: Intergroup negotiations in the Ultimatum Game. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Berkeley, CA.

Kubota, J.T. , Raio, C., Mojdehbakhsh, R., Brosch, T., Uleman, J. S. & Phelps, E. A. (2013, April). Person attributions under stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Kubota, J.T. , Brosch, T., Mojdehbakhsh, R., Uleman, J. S., & Phelps, E. A. (2013, April). Situational discounting of negative intergroup behaviors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Kubota, J.T. , Raio, C., Mojdehbakhsh, R., Brosch, T., Uleman, J. S. & Phelps, E. A. (2013, January). Person attributions under stress. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Kubota, J.T. , Banaji, M. R., & Phelps, E. A. (2012, October). The neuroscience of race. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Kubota, J.T. , Brosch, T., Mojdehbakhsh, R., Uleman, J. S., & Phelps, E. A. (2012, April). Situational discounting of negative ingroup behaviors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.

Kubota, J.T. , Li, J., Bar-­‐David, E., & Phelps, E. (2012, January). Intergroup negotiations in the ultimatum game. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2011, January). Eliminating racially biased differences in encoding through perspective-­‐taking: Examining the neural correlates of categorical and individuated impressions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Kubota, J.T. ,& Ito, T. A. (2010, November). A neural precursor to individualized first impressions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Society, San Diego, CA.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2010, October). Neural Correlates of Individuated Impressions. Poster presented at the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2010, September). A neural precursor to individuation: N200s predict use of individuating information. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, OR.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2010, February). Attenuating implicit racial bias: The role of race and expression in weapons identification. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Durham, K., Kubota, J.T. , & Bryant, A. (2009, April). Bringing Stereotypes into the Bedroom. Poster presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Kubota, J.T. , & Wood, J., & Ito, T. A. (2008, October). Neural mechanisms in the regulation of racially-­‐biased behavior: The moderating effects of facial expressions. Poster presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Austin, TX.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2008, June). Neural mechanisms in the regulation of racially biased behavior: The moderating effects of facial expression. Poster presented at the meeting of Neural Systems of Social Behavior, Boston, MA.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2008, February). Attentional disengagement deficits in social perception. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2007, May). The independent effects of race and emotion cues in early perception. Poster presented at the meeting of Neural Systems of Social Behavior, Austin, TX.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2006, January). The moderation of implicit bias: The role of race and emotion in weapons identification. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2006, October). Multiple cues in social perception: The independent processing of race and emotion cues when perceiving faces. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vancouver, BC.

Kubota, J.T. , & Ito, T. A. (2006, January). Multiple cues in social perception: The moderating effects of race and emotion on attention to faces. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

Kubota, J.T. , Amodio, D. M., Harmon-­‐Jones, E., & Devine, P. G. (2005, January). Pre-­‐ and post-­‐conscious mechanisms for eliciting prejudice control in private vs. public. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Kubota, J.T. , Amodio, D. M., Harmon-­‐Jones, E., & Devine, P. G. (2004, October). Alternative mechanisms for prejudice control in public vs. private situations: Effects of ERN and Pe. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Santa Fe, NM.

Mackiewicz, K. L., Bluske, K. K., Kubota, J.T. , Schaefer, H. S., & Nitschke, J. B. (2004, October). Neural correlates of aversive anticipation predict subsequent episodic memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
European Association of Social Psychology
International Society for Research on Emotion
New York Academy Of Science
Social and Affective Neuroscience Society
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for Psychophysiological Research
Society for Social Neuroscience


OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


2002 – 2004
Research Assistant, Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin Madison Supervisor: Jack Nitschke.
2009 – 2010
Computer Laboratory for Instruction in Psychological Research/Statistical Consultant, University of Colorado Boulder.

SERVICE

CONFERENCE AND COMMITTEE WORK


2015
Social Sciences Divisional Research Committee, University of Chicago
2015
Recruiter at Faculty Women of Color in the Academy Conference, University of Chicago
2014
Social Search Committee Member, University of Chicago
2014
Graduate School Information Session Speaker at Mid-­‐states Consortium for Math and Science Biological Sciences and Psychology Symposium, University of Chicago
2014
Presentation Judge for the Mid-­‐states Consortium for Math and Science Biological Sciences and Psychology Symposium, University of Chicago
2014
Judge for University of Chicago Neuroscience Retreat Poster Award, University of Chicago
2013
Hosted a mentoring luncheon at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Topic: Social Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana
2012
Co-­hosted a mentoring luncheon at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Topic: Getting A Postdoc, San Antonio, Texas
2010-2011
Coordinator for the Social Neuroscience Network Journal Club, New York University
2008
Judge for Society for Personality and Social Psychology Poster Award, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2007
University of Colorado Boulder and Denver University Research Convention Coordinator, University of Colorado Boulder
2006
First-­year Graduate Student Orientation Speaker, University of Colorado Boulder 2005 Women’s Resource Center Advisory Board Member, University of Colorado Boulder
2005
Speaker Coordinator For Weekly Brown Bag Series, University of Colorado Boulder
2005
Media Coordinator For Weekly Brown Bag Series, University of Colorado Boulder
2005
Web Master For Brown Bag Website, University of Colorado Boulder
2005
Group Travel Grant Coordinator and Writer, University of Colorado Boulder
2004
Co-founder of the Social Neuroscience Student Interests Group, University of Colorado Boulder
2004
Graduate School Advising to Psychology Majors, University of Colorado Boulder

REVIEWING


AD HOC:

Biological Psychology, Cerebral Cortex, Cognition and Emotion, Cognition, Emotion, Frontiers In Human Neuroscience, Journal of Biomed: Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Journal of Psychophysiology, Motivation and Emotion, Neuroimage, Neuroscience Letters, Neuropsychologia, Personality and Social Psychology Review, Psychopharmacology, Psychophysiology, Sex Roles, Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, Social Neuroscience

GRANTS & AWARDS

National Science Foundation


MENTORING

TEACHING


Laboratory Instructor:
Laboratory Instructor: Topics in Experimental Social Psychology

Research University of Chicago, Graduate, 2015

Stereotyping and Prejudice

University of Chicago, Graduate, 2015

Face Perception

University of Chicago, Graduate, 2015

The Mind

University of Chicago, Undergraduate, 2014

Social Neuroscience

New School for Social Research, Graduate, 2013

Guest Lecture:
Proseminar: Psychology

University of Chicago, Graduate, 2015 12.30.14

Introductory Psychology

New York University, Undergraduate, 2013

Teaching Assistant:
History of Psychology

University of Colorado Boulder, Undergraduate, 2010

Research Methods in Social Psychology

University of Colorado Boulder, Undergraduate, 2008

General Statistics

University of Colorado Boulder, Undergraduate, 2007

University of Colorado Boulder, Undergraduate, 2006

Introductory Psychology

University of Colorado Boulder, Undergraduate, 2008

University of Colorado Boulder, Undergraduate, 2005

University of Colorado Boulder, Undergraduate, 2004

Teacher Training:
Graduate Teacher Program, University of Colorado Boulder

Completed 20 teaching workshops from 2004 to 2009


STUDENT MENTORING


Postdoctoral Researchers:

Sarah Gaither

Graduate Students:

Catherine Stevenson, Jaelyn Peiso

Dissertation Committee:

Rebecca Rosen

Undergraduate Thesis Supervisor:

Katherine Durham, Kelly Kyle, Amelia McIntosh, Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, and Jordan Wood

Research Assistants

Jessica Dalrymple, Eyal Bar-­‐David, Dustin Blumer, Bailey Bodenheimer, Justin Busch, Katherine Durham, Grace Esther, Kyle Healy, Brenda Li, Chinye ljeli, Erin Major, Ari Meilich, Maisha Mir, Rachel Mojdehbakhsh, Leeann Ozer, Allison Rainford, Christina Sandman, Audrey Shinn, Tiara Starks, Catherine Stevenson, Lesley Swim, Alyssa Torske, Paige Williams, and Natalie Zyfers