Who we are

The Cultural Heritage and Racial Identity Lab is comprised of undergraduate, graduate and faculty scholars committed to the pursuit of scientific knowledge related to the role of race, ethnicity, cultural factors and context in the psychological functioning and development of racial/ethnic minority individuals.

 

What we do

As a collective, our interests span multiple and often intersecting domains of inquiry. These domains include understanding individual differences in perceptions of discrimination, mental health outcomes, and help-seeking attitudes due to racial and gender identities and cultural worldviews. Additionally, through our research, we seek to more fully explore the role of context (especially the racialized U.S. context) in the psychological functioning and development of racial/ethnic minority individuals.

 

How we do it

One of the central values of our lab is that of methodological pluralism. In other words, we see the necessity of using different methods and strategies to answer different types of questions. As such, we utilize traditional quantitative methods (e.g., surveys, longitudinal studies, regression analyses, factor analysis, etc.), qualitative methods (e.g., interviews, observations, focus groups and ethnographies), and mixed methods to understand the various phenomena we study.