Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
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Dr. Seanna Leath uses interdisciplinary approaches in education and psychology to understand the holistic development of Black girls and women within their families, schools, and communities. Specifically, her work focuses on how individual factors (e.g., race and gender identity beliefs) and contextual factors (e.g., friendship groups and community support) promote academic and psychological well being. A number of her current projects focus on Black family processes – and more specifically – how Black mothers try to prepare and protect their children from racialized and gendered bias.