Mahzarin Banaji is Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. From 1986-2001, Banaji taught at Yale University where she was Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Psychology. In 2005, she was elected fellow of the Society for Experimental Psychologists, in 2008 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2009 was named Herbert A. Simon Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.She is the former president of the Association for Psychological Science. Her career contributions have been recognized by a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association in 2007 and the Diener Award for Outstanding Contributions to Social Psychology in 2009.
With Anthony Greenwald and Brian Nosek, Banaji maintains an educational website, Project Implicit, designed to create awareness about unconscious bias. In 2013, Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald published the critically acclaimed, Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.