Member Spotlights

Dr. Deborah Rivas-Drake

Successfully engaging and forming friendships with people from diverse ethnic/racial groups is an important kind of social competence, and one that is especially relevant given today’s pervasive racial tensions (Rivas-Drake et al., Child Development, in press).

Read More »

Barbara Rogoff

The field still needs to move beyond the narrow focus on middle-class European American children and childhoods, and the habit of interpreting childhoods of other communities from the perspective of middle-class European American practices (Rogoff, Coppens, Alcalá, Aceves-Azuara, Ruvalcaba, López, & Dayton, 2017).

Read More »

Rebecca White & student M. Dalal Safa

Probably because I have benefited from so many mentors and mentoring moments, one of the primary aspects of my career development that feels very salient to me right now is mentoring students.

Read More »

Elizabeth D. Peña

An important emphasis for me is that of increasing representation of Latino researchers and researchers with expertise in Latino children and families. It’s important that we have a voice in conducting and validating research and that our voice is heard. The Latino Caucus provides a vehicle for that to happen.

Read More »

Mayra Bámaca-Colbert

As an ethnic/racial minority scholar, having a place of belonging is critical and for me the SRCD Latino Caucus serves this important role.

Read More »

Carlos E. Santos

My recommendation for someone starting out in the field who is interested in identity and related oppressions (and affordances) is to blend research methodologies to consider both the lived experience as well as more easily quantified processes related to identity development.

Read More »

Linda Halgunseth

Before running for Chair Elect, I use to admire senior Latino/a researchers from a far through reading their articles and attending their symposiums. Now, I am able to meet and work side-by-side on a regular basis with top researchers who feel just as passionate about supporting healthy Latino child and family development.

Read More »

Gabriela Livas Stein

We should be increasing our attention as interventionists to helping at-risk Latinx parents feel more empowered in their interactions with providers.

Read More »

George P. Knight

… the familism values associated with the Mexican American culture promote behaviors that are deemed positive from a societal perspective. This presents a starkly different, positive picture of Mexican Americans than the often-negative and exaggerated characterization of Mexican Americans that is presented by some entities in our current social and political environment.

Read More »

Norma Perez-Brena

My advice for new scholars would be to be willing to take chances, be different, and think differently. Nurturing unique perspectives and methods are what help build innovation. Being true to yourself and your interests are what will keep you passionate about your work.

Read More »