Teaches: Research Methods (230), Social Psychology (249), and Social Psychological Perspectives on Diversity (390)

Jess Benson is a social psychologist by training. Her research examines social cognition, identity, and intergroup bias. She is interested in developing interventions focused on reducing prejudice and internalized oppression. She received her BA in Psychology at UC Davis and her PhD in Psychology at Rutgers University. She has been in the Department of Psychology at St. Olaf since 2018 and is affiliated with the Department of Race, Ethnic, Gender and Sexuality Studies.