Recent Dissertations

Steph Anderson graduation 2016Our students are actively engaged in research, and their dissertations reflect their multidisciplinary approach to important research topics. Below is a sample of some of the recent dissertations graduates have defended in Social/Personality and Critical Social/Personality Psychology.

  • Steph M. Anderson (2016). (Dis)entangling Gender Expression and Race in Antigay Discrimination: An Intersectional Approach
  • Justin T. Brown (2016). Intersectionality & Sociohistorical Context: Informing Culturally-Responsive Programming for Black & Latino Gay & Bisexual Young Men
  • Rachel Jane Liebert (2016). Becoming-serpent: Mapping coils of paranoia within a neocolonial security state
  • Akemi Nishida (2015). Affecting neoliberal public health care: Interdependent relatioinality between disabled care recipients and their care providers
  • Monique Guishard (2015). Nepantla and Ubuntu ethics para nosotros: Beyond scrupulous adherence toward threshold perspectives of participatory/collaborative research ethics
  • Chandra D. Mason (2014). We are all stories in the end, I want mine to be a good one: College students work-family expectations and role the role of educational experiences
  • Sabrica Barnett (2014). Minorities’ perceptions of minority-white biracials: The role of identification for cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses
  • Kendra Brewster (2014). Between Sites: Dialogical convergences at the personal, interpersonal and institutional levels in a service learning course
  • Nancy Michelle Cardwell (2014). Child development theory as a mediator of novice teachers’ ethnotheories to increase learning and justice in the classroom
  • Madeline Colette Fox (2014). The knowing body: Participatory artistic-embodied methodologies for re-imaging adolescence
  • Erica Jayne Friedman (2014). Cisgenderism in gender attributions: The ways in which social, cognitive, and individual factors predict misgendering
  • Kristine Elizabeth Gamarel (2014). Yes we can: A dyadic investigation of cognitive interdependence, relationship communication, and optimal behavioral health outcomes among HIV serodiscordant same-sex male couples
  • Carolina Munoz Proto (2014). “When I heard about the march”: Testimonies and participatory archiving in peacebuilding
  • Michelle Billies (2013). Producing Bodies, Knowledge and Communities in Everyday Civilian Struggles over Surveillance
  • Puleng Josephine Segalo (2013). In our own voices: Black women’s narratives of conflict and post-conflict experiences
  • Susan Weseen (2013). Bullying in schools: Dilemmas of practice
  • Sean Akerman (2012). Of home and other figments: The passage of exile in the Tibetan diaspora
  • Sachelle Heavens (2012). The psychological impact of racial socialization on identity conceptualization and race-related stress of Black college students at a multi-racial campus
  • Kirsten Browning Firminger (2012). Social aspects of developing and sustaining voluntarily reduced consumption activity in New York City
  • Catherine Ma (2012). Eat at mom’s: Critiquing and rebuilding the breastfeeding paradigm
  • Carla Marquez (2012). The Long arm/shadow of moral exclusion: Parole and reentry for people convicted of violent offenses in New York State
  • Patricia Ruiz-Navarro (2012). Orientation to homeland: Mexican migrant mothers that long for home but settle abroad
  • Rachel Verni (2012). Facebook: Shifting privacy, identity, and power online
  • Sean Akerman (2011).  Of home and other figments: The passage of exile in the Tibetan diaspora
  • Valerie A. Futch (2011). Getting into character: Cultivating identities in a teen-theatre peer-education program
  • Elizabeth Velilla (2011). The role of race-based belonging in explaining college students of color engagement processes among persisters and non-persisters attending highly selective institutions

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