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Advisor:
Sabine French

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Brett Russell Coleman

Graduate Student - Community and Prevention Research

Research
I'm a doctoral student in the Community & Prevention Research program in the department of psychology at UIC. My research interests include racial-ethnic socialization and identity development, intersecting marginalized identities, diversity research and community based participatory research (CBPR). I am currently working on 1) developing a theory of racial socialization in mixed-race families and 2) curriculum development and evaluation at Alternatives, a comprehensive, multicultural youth development agency in Uptown.

Advisor:
Ed Trickett

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Emma Rukhotskiy

Graduate Student - Community and Prevention Research

Research
My research centers on the diversity of experiences that immigrant families have in the US. Most recently I have been studying older immigrants of diverse backgrounds. Specifically, I have looked at the psychosocial correlates to depression among older East Asian immigrants and am currently exploring the social integration of older Soviet immigrants in the US.


Advisor:
Dina Birman

Website: Immigration Initiative

Corrina D. Simon

Graduate Student - Clinical Psychology

Research
My research interests are in refugee mental health and acculturation as they relate to promoting healthy adaptation and preventing psychological distress. Specifically, I am interested in further understanding the process and measurement of psychological acculturation as well as understanding the relationship between acculturation and mental health.


Advisor:
TBA

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Tamara Springle

Graduate Student - Community and Prevention Research

Research
My research interests revolve around new media and the racial and sexual identity development of ethnic minority youth and young adults. Specifically, I am interested in, 1) construction and performance of racial and sexual identity online 2) The role of new media in socialization about sex and sexuality, 3) development and evaluation of culture specific web-based interventions to decrease sexual risk taking in ethnic minority youth.


Advisor:
Courtney Bonam

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Caitlyn Yantis

Graduate Student - Social/Personality

Research
My broad interests involve stereotyping, discrimination, and social justice. Specifically, I am interested in the relationship between person-focused and space-focused stereotypes and their influence on perceptions and treatment of physical spaces (e.g., homes, neighborhoods, schools). Currently, I am working on projects that explore how stereotypes held at the individual level may be contributing to racial disparities in educational outcomes as well as continued racial segregation of schools. I am also interested in the role of moral conviction in social justice participation, particularly for issues related to one's racial, ethnic, or gender identity.