AUSTIN A. BAKER

I am a Postdoctoral Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS), working in philosophy of mind, cognitive science, social philosophy, and epistemology.

My research addresses social bias and discrimination through the interdisciplinary lenses of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and law. I wrote my dissertation on stereotyping and am interested in understanding the cognitive architecture of prejudice as a way to inform successful anti-bias intervention strategies. I'm also affiliated with Chaz Firestone's lab at the Johns Hopkins Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, where I was based as a researcher during the 2018-2019 academic year.

In 2019 I completed my PhD in Philosophy (and Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick under the supervision of Andy Egan and Eric Mandelbaum. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Edinburgh in 2014 supervised by Duncan Pritchard.

In my spare time, I've been known to amble up tall mountains, cook (fairly edible) vegan food, and spend time with my cat Hamish. I'm originally from Texas and am currently based in New York City. 

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