Interdisciplinary Cross-Talk: Developmental and Sociological Perspectives on Youth Identity

Sponsored by the Latino Resilience Enterprise

Rebecca White, PhD and Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, PhD will each talk about the topic of youth identity from different disciplinary perspectives. Eleanor Seaton, PhD will moderate this discussion.

Cross-Talk Overview:

In this seminar Professors Nilda Flores-González and Rebecca M. B. White will briefly share key findings from their research on identity among Latinx youth in the U.S. Professor Flores-González examines Latinx identity from a sociological perspective, drawing from qualitative methods and theories on race and belonging. Professor White examines U.S. Mexican identity from a developmental perspective, drawing from longitudinal quantitative and mixed methodological approaches and cultural-developmental and contextual frameworks. Dr. Eleanor Seaton, who studies racial discrimination and racial identity among Black youth, will facilitate discussion and questions that highlight synergies, opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and how studying in a transdisciplinary school can prepare students to engage in scholarship – including teaching, research, and service – that is relevant for addressing real world challenges.

Friday, February 21, 2020
1-2pm
SS204