Stephen Benard

Stephen Benard

Associate Professor, Sociology

Director of Undergraduate Studies


  • Ph.D., Sociology, Cornell University, 2008
  • M.A., Sociology, Cornell University, 2004
  • B.A., Sociological Studies, Magna Cum Laude, University of Rochester, 2001

About Stephen Benard

My research focuses on status, conflict, identity, and inequality in intergroup relations. My current projects include NSF-funded studies of (1) how identity-based revenge and forgiveness in shape social status in groups, and (2) perceptions of Asian Americans in the United States and their implications for inequality.