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Drawing from social identity and ecological systems theories, my program of research investigates the development of social identities across adolescence and can be characterized by three primary arms.
1. Understanding how individual characteristics and socializing agents impact identity development.
2. Identifying mechanisms that explain relations between identity and academic and psychosocial outcomes
3. Investigating ways to reduce ethnic-racial and gender academic achievement gaps through social identity based psychological interventions.
In addition to my substantive areas of research, I have interests in quantitative psychology. In particular, applied longitudinal analysis in structural equation modeling and social network analysis frameworks. I have completed coursework or published employing several advanced quantitative methodologies including, but not limited to, multilevel modeling, latent change modeling, auto-regressive cross-lagged panel analyses, item response theory, social network autocorrelation modeling, and stochastic actor-based modeling.
My research has highlighted the psychological experiences of individuals across a breadth of ethnic/racial groups, both in the United States and internationally. I have had the great privilege of conducting and publishing identity research with a wide range of racial/ethnic groups, including African American, American Indian, European French, European American, Latinx, and North African French adolescents.
See my complete CV here.
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