The Invisible Hand of Homophily
Presenter: Drew Jacoby-Senghor, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
5101 Tolman Hall
Despite the best intentions of both individuals and institutions, homogeneity within social networks stubbornly persists, profoundly shaping individuals’ social realities, from the interactions one has to the opportunities one is afforded. I explore how unconscious intergroup biases act as an invisible hand perpetuating homogeneous networks that, in turn, threaten to reify these biases.