Hazel Rose Markus
Stanford SPARQ/Stanford University
Hazel Rose Markus is a social and cultural psychologist whose research examines how our many intersecting cultures shape selves and the role of these selves in regulating behavior. Her work investigates how cultures of nation, region, gender, social class, race, ethnicity, religion, and occupation influence thought, feeling, and action. Markus is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Recent research focuses on sociocultural variation in agency and on interventions that can remove barriers and foster agency.
As co-faculty director of Stanford SPARQ, she partners with practitioners in health, media, education, economic development, and the criminal justice system to catalyze culture change. She received her B.A. from California State University at San Diego and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution, the Donald T. Campbell award from SPSP for contributions to social psychology, and the APS William James Award for lifetime achievement for basic research.
Markus is the former President of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy and the National Academy of Sciences.