Jordan Axt


A Little About Me

I am from Denver, Colorado. No, I do not ski.

I went to Duke University. While there, I took a cognitive psychology course with Roberto Cabeza and was immediately hooked. I worked for a few years in Dr. Cabeza's lab studying the cognitive neuroscience of memory, as well as in the lab of Stephen Mitroff, researching visual cognition. Eventually, I became more interested in social psychology, completing an honor's thesis under Phillip Costanzo.

After Duke, I went on to a one-year master's degree at the University of Chicago, working with Bernd Wittenbrink on a project investigating how Black faces capture attention. The following year, I worked for Bernd and Joshua Correll as their lab manager.

And now I am at the University of Virginia, researching and teaching-- but always rooting for Duke.