Arien Mack is the Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology at
The New School for Social Research, where she has edited Social Research
since 1970. She established the Social Research conference series in 1988, and she continues to direct it through the Center for Public Scholarship, which she founded and directs. Arien is also the founder and director of the Journal Donation Project, which makes low-cost academic and research journals available to libraries and universities in countries where access to those publications has been difficult for political reasons. In 2007, she launched Endangered Scholars Worldwide, dedicated to drawing attention to the plight of scholars, students, and researchers around the world whose lives and livelihoods are under threat due to the nature of their work or political positions. As a research psychologist, her current interests focus on perception, cognition, and attention. She teaches graduate-level psychology courses and oversees a research lab at The New School for Social Research. Her publications include more than 60 articles and the coauthored volume Inattentional Blindness (MIT Press 1998).