Julian M. Rucker is a Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fellow in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill. Broadly, Julian is interested in the psychological factors shaping perceptions of, and motivations for, reducing racial inequality across several societal domains. His primary research examines how the lay tendency to associate racism with interpersonal biases, or with the structural disadvantage of racial groups, influences beliefs about societal racial inequality. His work also examines the psychological factors underlying misperceptions of racial progress in the U.S. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University in 2020, an MA in Psychology from Northwestern University in 2016, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.
In the fall of 2022, Dr. Rucker will become an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill