****Attention! Beginning with the 2017-18 academic year I will no longer advise new graduate students through the Counseling Psychology program. Students interested in working with me should apply to the Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics program.
I am a cultural developmental psychologist with broad interests in identity and personality development among adolescents and emerging adults from diverse ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. My work particularly focuses on 1) how individuals’ identities, represented via personal narratives, interface with culturally-available master narratives, and 2) how youth integrate their multiple identities, with an emphasis on how ethnic identity intersects with other identity domains (e.g., gender, sexuality, education). I also pursue interests in meta-psychology, i.e., research on how psychology operates as an academic discipline, especially in the context of ethnic minority psychology.
More information on current research projects and a full list of publications are available at the NICE Lab website.