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Sumie Okazaki

Professor of Counseling Psychology

Sumie Okazaki

Phone: 212-992-7662
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Although open to co-mentoring, Professor Okazaki will NOT be taking on new doctoral students for Fall 2015.

Sumie Okazaki conducts research on the impact of immigration and race (i.e., racism, racial identity, racialization) on Asian and Asian American adolescents and emerging adults within local and transnational contexts. With colleagues in anthropology, education, and developmental psychology as well as community partners, she has ongoing research projects with urban Chinese American adolescents and immigrant young adults in New York City;Chinese parents and adolescents in Nanjing, China; Korean American adolescents and parents in Chicago; and current and former Korean early study abroad students in New York City and Seoul, South Korea.

She has co-edited three books: South Korea’s education exodus: The life and challenges of early study abroad (under review; with Adrienne Lo, Soo-Ah Kwon, & Nancy Abelmann), Asian American Psychology: The Science of Lives in Context (2002; with Gordon C. N. Hall)andAsian American Mental Health: Assessment Theories and Methods(2002; with Karen Kurasaki and Stanley Sue). She is the President-Elect of Asian American Psychological Association and has served as an Associate Editor of the journalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology(2004-2011). She is the recipient of Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution from Asian American Psychological Association, Emerging Professional Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program. Okazaki received her doctorate in psychology from UCLA in 1994 and has taught in the psychology departments and Asian American Studies programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to coming to Steinhardt.

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