Kelly Capatosto

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Kelly Capatosto is a full-time research associate working to expand the Kirwan’s Race and Cognition work. Kelly’s work focuses on applying research on implicit racial bias to inform education policy and practice. Much of her work addressed issues of school discipline, disability, and racialized trauma. Her most recent reports can be found on the implicit bias and school discipline website. Beyond education, Kelly has written several inter-disciplinary reports linking implicit bias insights to other domains, including housing and criminal justice. Kelly co-authors the annual literature review, the State of the Science. Her research interests include exploring how humans’ conceptualization of race influences outcomes in the following area: social and emotional cognition, education, housing and lending, predictive analytics and other Big Data applications.

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