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Sei Eun Kim earned her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science
from the University of Arizona
. Her research examines how contextual factors contribute to the lived experiences of racial/ethnic minority youth and families using a culturally informed, intersectional lens. She integrates interdisciplinary perspectives from human development, psychology, and education where context is acknowledged, intersections of identities are discussed, and the culture’s strengths are highlighted. Specifically, her work uses quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand how various contexts (e.g., families, peers, schools, social media) shape family processes (e.g., racial-ethnic socialization; RES), critical consciousness development, and mental health well-being for youth who experience prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.
Race, ethnicity, and culture; Immigrant families; Impact of structural inequalities on family processes and Asian American youth outcomes; Intersections of identity development; Quantitative and qualitative methodologies