6 Mar 24

Zhenyu Liao, a 2023 Rechter Fellow, Releases his Research Report, Does Multicultural Leadership Facilitate Racial-Neutral Algorithm Construction?

Our 2023 Rechter Fellow, Zhenyu Liao (Northeastern University), has released his research report. Drawing on leadership research to study how algorithm developers could develop and maintain strong racial culture awareness so that they could build and train algorithms that could be tailored to racial minorities, Liao created a new survey scale for measuring multicultural leadership for use in these contexts.

Multicultural leadership is defined as a leaders’ a) social and intellectual recognition and appreciation of the unique cultural identity of group members, b) proper integration of different cultural knowledge in group processes, and c) strategic deployment of culturally relevant resources.