Carla D. Hunter

Principal Investigator of CHRI Lab

Carla D. Hunter, Ph.D.

My program of research seeks to identify and analyze individual factors that characterize ethnic minority individuals’ experiences of resilience and risk in the U.S. racial context. Specifically, I hope to understand how racial and ethnic minority individuals’ identities (including the socialization of these identities) and the experience of race-related stress (e.g., perceived racial discrimination, racial microaggressions) may buffer or place them at risk for the development of poor mental health outcomes. This program of research has broad implications for understanding identity development in the U.S. racial context, how racial and ethnic diversity affects individuals and families, and how individuals in turn use their identity and socialization experiences to their benefit.