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CFS Graduate Students Presenting their Research this Fall

We are excited that a number of our CFS Graduate Students have been selected to present their research at large national and international conferences this Fall! Below are a few examples of this semester’s research that is being (or has been) presented by our CFS graduate students:

Nagham Abouzeid, MS Student

Nagham presented at the Arab-American (MENA) Psychological Association conference on Saturday, September 24th. She developed her presentation in collaboration with CFS Faculty member, Dr. Samara Akpovo. The presentation was titled “Beyond the Childhood Binary: Developmental Psychology Research and MENA Children”. She discussed how early childhood research has neglected to represent many Global South/Majority World countries. She also discussed how cross-cultural research has failed the promise to diversify research and has instead created a binary that compares Majority World to Minority World by depicting Majority World childhoods as deficient, exotic, and foreign. Then Nagham discussed how childhood research remains centered in White and Euro-Western norms and expectations. She ended by portraying the representation (or lack thereof) of Middle Eastern North African and/or Arab childhoods.

Cole Green, PhD Student

Cole‘s presentation is titled “Exploring the Differences Between Men Who Expect to Return to Prison and Men Who Do Not” and it will take place during the 5:30-6:45 pm poster session at the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) Annual Conference on Wednesday, November 16th. Cole developed his presentation in collaboration with CFS Faculty member, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson.

Rebecca Renegar, PhD Student

Rebecca’s presentation “Growth in Maternal Self-efficacy and Role Satisfaction in Home Visited Mothers” is part of a symposium on home visitation services taking place Friday, November 18th at 3:15 pm. This proposal was also the recipient of the graduate student proposal award for the Family and Community Education section. Rebecca developed her presentation in collaboration with CFS Faculty member, Dr. Heidi Stolz.