My research is broadly concerned with how adolescents and young adults make sense of their place in society. Currently, one area of my research program explores how schools, families, peers, and communities influence the development of ethnic/racial identity, and how such identities shape youths' academic and psychological outcomes. A second area of my research explores the contributions of contextual and individual factors in the educational attainment of Latino youth across diverse U.S. communities.
Deborah Rivas-Drake is an Assistant Professor of Education and Human Development. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan and completed an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the NYU Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education. Her research examines (1) how schools, families, and communities shape the development of ethnic and racial identity in adolescence and (2) how youths' beliefs about ethnicity, race, and opportunity relate to academic and psychological well-being.
DEBORAH RIVAS-DRAKE, Ph.D.
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