About Us 

Our research focuses on the intersections of culture, context, and human development, with a particular focus on the social and emotional development of children and adolescents and how schools, families, and peers, as well as larger political and economic contexts, influence identities and relationships. The study of gender, racial, ethnic, and sexual identities and their intersections and the effects of cultural stereotypes on such identities are also central to our work.  We conduct research across the globe, including in the U.S., China, India, and the United Arab Emirates. We seek to foster connectedness across social and economic divides and work toward recognizing our common humanity. Our research informs our social activism that we conduct as part of our think and do tank at NYU, The Project for the Advancement Of Our Common Humanity (PACH; pach.org).