Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and co-director of Berkeley's Relationships and Social Cognition Laboratory. Early experiences living in Mexico, the U.S., Ivory Coast, and Thailand cemented a professional interest in cultural differences and intergroup relations. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is a co-editor of the anthology Are We Born Racist? from Beacon Press and writes a blog by the same name for Psychology Today.