Discrimination, Context, and Health Panel
On Monday, March 22, Dr. Mayra Bámaca-Colbert and Dr. Shawn Jones join FPG's Carolina Consortium on Human Development for a panel on Discrimination, Context, and Health as part of our Spring 2021 series on Culture & Developmental Science: Considering Context, Culture, and Intersectional Approaches.
Dr. Mayra Bámaca-Colbert is an associate professor in Psychological Sciences at the University of California, Merced. Her research is guided by developmental, ecological, and culturally informed frameworks to examine processes and mechanisms by which individual (e.g., age, puberty), cultural (e.g., acculturation), and contextual (e.g., parents, peers, neighborhoods, discrimination) factors inform behavioral and adjustment outcomes of ethnic-racial minoritized youth, with an emphasis on Latino/a/xs.
Shawn Jones, PhD, is an assistant professor in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He investigates the interplay between race-related risk (e.g., racial discrimination, racism-related stress) and protective factors (e.g., racial identity, racial socialization, Africentricity) that influence Black youth psychological wellbeing.