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Brief Biography of Claude Steele
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- Full Title: Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us
- When Written: 2009-2010
- Where Written: Palo Alto, California, USA
- When Published: April 2011
- Literary Period: Contemporary nonfiction
- Genre: Nonfiction, social psychology
- Setting: Most of the experiments described in the book were conducted either at the University of Michigan or Stanford University in the 1980s and 1990s.
- Antagonist: Stereotyping / identity threats
- Point of View: First person (Claude Steele)
Extra Credit for Whistling Vivaldi
Dynamic duo. Steele’s twin brother Shelby Steele is also an acclaimed writer and academic, who won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his book the Content of Our Character.
Honorary as can be. Steele has received honorary doctorates from some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including the University of Chicago, Yale University, and Princeton University.