Race, Ethnicity, and Class

Mariam Abouelenin

My research intersects gender, work-family balance, and family justice, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I explore how global socioeconomic shifts and cultural changes, including political instability and the Covid-19 pandemic, have influenced gender dynamics and inequalities. My PhD research investigated the persistence of gender inequalities in Egypt, assessing how [Read More...]

2024-04-05T11:23:03-04:00April 4th, 2024|

Emerging Ideas: The near invisibility of Native Americans and their families within the flagship journals of family science.

Objective: To assess the family science literature's focus on NativeAmericans and their families through articles published in the flagshipjournals of the National Council on Family Relations. Background:Historically, Native Americans and their families have been underrepresentedin the social sciences literature. Scholars have attributed this nearinvisibility to shifting census categories, underrepresentation in samples,and residence in more rural [Read More...]

2023-06-22T13:13:00-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Polygamy and mental health among Saudi middle schoolers: The role of family cohesion and father involvement.

Objective: This paper assesses the role of family cohesion in therelationship between polygamy and mental health and whether this varies as afunction of the father's involvement. Background: Studies show that polygamyhas a detrimental effect on children's mental health, yet familial variablesthat may account for this relationship have rarely been explored. Familycohesion is crucial for the [Read More...]

2023-06-22T11:04:35-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

PROMIS Pediatric Psychological Stress Measure: Validity for immigrant Latino youth

Objective: This study assesses the psychometric properties of the four‐and eight‐item versions of the Patient‐Reported Outcomes MeasurementInformation System (PROMIS) Pediatric Psychological Stress Measure (PPSM) foruse with Latino immigrant adolescents. Background: Immigrant Latino youth areexposed to numerous stressors that can have consequences affecting healthwell into adulthood. However, few studies have assessed the suitability ofpsychosocial measures for [Read More...]

2023-06-22T11:02:40-04:00June 22nd, 2023|

Gender, race-ethnicity and postdoctoral hiring in STEMM fields

As postdoctoral training has become a requirement in many STEMM fields the influence of postdoc hiring on STEMM labor force inclusion and diversity has increased, yet postdoc hiring processes have received only limited attention from researchers. Drawing on status theory and data for 769 postdoctoral recruitments, we systematically analyze the relationship between gender, race-ethnicity, and [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:36:41-04:00June 1st, 2023|

Implementing Diversity Training Targeting Faculty Micro-Aggressions & Inclusion: Practical Insights and Initial Findings

Despite the importance of faculty diversity training for advancing an inclusive society, little research examines whether participation improves inclusion perceptions and belongingness. Integrating training and diversity education literature concepts, this study examines the effectiveness of training targeting microaggressions in six STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) oriented departments at a research-intensive university. Reactions data collected at [Read More...]

2023-06-01T11:33:19-04:00June 1st, 2023|

Organization-as-Platform Activism: Theory and Evidence from the National Football League “Take a Knee” Movement

Social activists sometimes engage in a form of workplace activism that involves using their employer organization as an unofficial platform to communicate social issue messages to external stakeholders. This type of activism follows a different logic from that of more-familiar citizen activism, in which citizens directly target society and its institutions, and that of organizational-change [Read More...]

2023-05-16T12:42:31-04:00May 16th, 2023|

The effects of being racially, ethnically, & socioeconomically different from peers.

Classroom diversity in observable characteristics has been shown in priorliterature to have different effects on the educational and behavioraloutcomes of students with observable characteristics that differ from theirpeers. Given that similarity in observable characteristics plays a criticalrole in social interactions (homophily), students may experience social coststo being racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically very different fromtheir peers. [Read More...]

2023-05-03T13:40:53-04:00May 3rd, 2023|

Lower SES PhD students experience interpersonal disconnection from others both inside and outside of academia

Students from lower socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds can experiencestigma in undergraduate educational settings but little research on thistopic has been conducted at the PhD level. Lower‐SES PhD students may feellower levels of social integration as they experience incidents ofinterpersonal disconnection from others inside and outside of academia.Interpersonal disconnection may be a mechanism by which lower‐SES [Read More...]

2023-04-10T13:04:17-04:00April 10th, 2023|

Multidimensional discrimination distress, controlling parenting, and parent–adolescent attachment relationships: Racial/ethnic differences.

Parents have multifaceted identities, across dimensions likerace/ethnicity, gender, and class, which shape their experience ofdiscrimination. However, little is known about how distress from suchmultidimensional discrimination influences parenting behavior andparent–adolescent relationships. We tested associations between mothers'multidimensional discrimination distress and parental control (overcontroland conditional regard) and daughters' attachment, among 82 African American(AA), Hispanic/Latina (HL), and non‐Hispanic White [Read More...]

2023-04-10T12:58:27-04:00April 10th, 2023|
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