HAZEL ROSE MARKUS is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and the co-founder of Stanford SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions).
Markus is the author of more than 180 publications on the role of the self in regulating behavior and on the ways in which the self is shaped by the social world. She has developed the concepts of self-schemas and possible selves. This work reveals how the self-system organizes perception, reasoning and memory and reveals the constructive role of the self throughout the life course. In experimental and survey studies, she has studied how the self and other psychological processes are grounded in cultural and social contexts.
She received her B.A. from California State University at San Diego and her PhD. from the University of Michigan. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994 and in 2008 received the American Psychological Association's award for Distinguished Scientific Contribution. She has served as co-director and director of Stanford's Research Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE).
She is co-author (with Alana Conner) of Clash! How to Thrive in a Multicultural World.