Minoritized Youth Development
1. Burmese Youth Psychosocial Development Longitudinal Study. This is an ongoing project to collect longitudinal data from Burmese high school students in south Indianapolis. In collaboration with Ball State University, this project includes several domains of investigation: health and mental health, ethnic-racial socialization, identity development, and civic engagement. This project is funded by the Purdue Center for Families (CFF).
2. Friendship development among Asian American youth. We are interested in answering fundamental questions about why Asian American youth make same-race and cross-race friends, and what are the functions of these diverse friendships. In collaboration with researchers from the University of Chicago, the University of Washington, and Rutgers University, we have analyzed a longitudinal dataset of Korean and Filipino youth’s friendship development.
3. Chinese Queer Diaspora. Funded by the American Psychological Foundation, this project adopts a serial interview design aimed to understand how Chinese queer migrants make sense of their life narratives, particularly around sexuality, across time and space (i.e., migration), and how they construct and negotiate the concepts of “home” and “family” living in the Chinese queer diaspora.