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Awards, grants, and fellowships for the 2019 - 2020 academic year:

    • Congratulations to KatGriffin on successfully completing her Ph.D.
    • Congratulations to Dr. Lindsey Nenadal on her recent appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University, Chico
    • Kate Griffin received the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Applied Social Issues Internship Grant
    • Taylor Hazelbaker received the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship and was selected as a fellow for the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows program

Awards, grants, and fellowships for the 2017-18 academic year:

  • Dr. Rashmita Mistry received the Lena Astin Faculty Mentoring Award. 
  • Manpreet Dhillon Brar received the Merlin C. Wittrock Fellowship.
  • Elianny Edwards received the Lawrence W. Erickson Memorial Fellowship.
  • Kate Griffin received the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) Student & Early Career Council Dissertation Funding Award and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grants-in-Aid.
  • Taylor Hazelbaker received the UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship award and the H. Elwood Zillgitt and Mildred Bostwick Finney Fellowship.
  • Paul Luelmo received the UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship. 
  • Lindsey Nenadal was named a California Poverty & Socioeconomic Fellow by University of California, Riverside's Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty and received the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) Grants-in-Aid.

New publications for the 2017-18 academic year: 

  • Read a recent article highlighting work from the Mistry lab here!
  • White, E. S., & Mistry, R.S. (2017; online first). Teachers’ civic socialization practices and upper-elementary school-age children’s civic engagement. Applied Developmental Science.
  • Nenadal, L., & Mistry, R.S. (2017; online first). In their own words: Teachers’ reflections on using an inquiry-based approach to talk with young children about wealth and poverty. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.
  • Mistry, R.S., Nenadal, L., Hazelbaker, T., & Griffin, K. (2017). Promoting elementary school-age children’s understanding of wealth, poverty, and civic engagement. PS: Political Science and Politics, Teacher Symposium: The Politics and Pedagogy of Economic Inequality. 50, 1068-1073. 
  • Rodriguez-Operana, V. C., Mistry, R. S., & Chen, Y. C. (2017). Model minority or minority at risk? Examining the achievement-adjustment paradox among Filipino-American adolescents of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Asian American Journal of Psychology, Special Issue: Moving Beyond the Model Minority, 8, 56-71. 

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    Her work is also highlighted in SRCD's June 2015 Spotlight.