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Asian American Center on Disparities Research

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Speaker Series

    March 15, 2010
    157 Young Hall
    Domestic Toil: How Korean American Teens and Parents Navigate Immigrant America
    Dr. Okazaki conducts research on impact of immigration, community contexts, individual differences, and racial minority status on mental health of Asian American individuals and families. With a colleague at Illinois, Dr. Okazaki is currently working on a study of Korean American teens and their immigrant parents in Chicago (Domestic toil: How Korean American teens and parents negotiate immigrant America). She and her colleagues are also co-editing a book about early study abroad students from Korea who migrate to English-speaking countries during primary or secondary school years (South Korea’s education exodus: The life and challenges of early study abroad).

    March 8, 2010
    Mee Room, Memorial Union
    Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Manifestation, Dynamics, and Impact
    Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He served as presidents of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, the Society of Counseling Psychology, and the Asian American Psychological Association. Dr. Sue is an Associate Editor of the American Psychologist and continues to be a consulting editor for numerous publications. He is author of over 150 publications, including 15 books, and is well known for his work on racism/antiracism, cultural competence, multicultural counseling and therapy, and social justice advocacy. Two of his books, Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice and Overcoming our Racism: The Journey to Liberation (Wiley) are considered classics in the field. His most recent publication Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation was released in February 2010. Dr. Sue’s most recent research on racial, gender, and sexual orientation microaggressions have been a major breakthrough in understanding how everyday slights, insults and invalidations toward marginalized groups create psychological harm to their mental and physical health, and create disparities for them in education, employment and health care. A national survey has identified Derald Wing Sue as “the most influential multicultural scholar in the United States” and his works are among the most frequently cited.

    December 14, 2009
    157 Young Hall
    Emotions and Development of Depression in Asian Americans

    August 17, 2009
    157 Young Hall

    October 30, 2008
    166 Young Hall
    Eliza Noh, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Asian American Suicide and Depression: Voices of Women Survivors
    Dr. Noh will discuss the results of her research study about suicide among Asian American women. The talk will focus specifically on how issues of gender and race influence Asian American female suicidality, using excerpts from interviews with suicide survivors as narrative examples. The talk will also cover the prevalence of suicide among college-aged Asian American men and women.

    January 16, 2008
    3201 Hart Hall
    David Takeuchi, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work
    Professor, Department of Sociology & School of Social Work
    University of Washington
    Overview: A considerable body of research suggests that certain residential patterns, especially segregation, are harmful to the well-being of African Americans. Despite this empirical trend, research onthe effects of residential spaces on the health among Asian Americans and Latinos has demonstrated inconsistent effects. We use multilevel analyses to test competing hypotheses regarding whether facets of residential patterns, in particular ethnic density and isolation, are harmful or beneficial to the well-being of Asian and Latino Americans. We use data from the 2000 US Census and the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS) to test these hypotheses. In this talk, I will also address some future directions in thinking about geographic spaces and call for more attention to the social construct of place as a potentially meaningful link to the health of different racial and ethnic groups.

    December 13, 2007
    3201 Hart Hall
    Indigenous Explanations of Schizophrenia and Stigma as a 'Moral' Process among Immigrant Chinese: Developing Culturally Syntonic Treatments [download presentation slides]