Tess M. Yanisch (email@example.com) is a doctoral student in the Psychology and Social Intervention program at NYU Steinhardt. Since September of 2013, Tess has worked as project manager of Dr. Allen's civic engagement projects, including surveys of the motivations, intentions, and styles of civic engagement among youth in New York and Paris; American youths' ethnic identity, self-esteem, and civic engagement; the relative importance of different political issues to emerging adults (18-25) in the United States; philosophies of civic engagement and teaching in Muslim women teachers; and how French parents think about civic engagement, parenting, and responsible citizenship. At the request of the research team, she has taught informal statistics and research methods "classes" over the summer. After a two-semester internship researching participatory budgeting, the nonpartisan public engagement nonprofit Public Agenda hired her as a part-time consultant for research on teacher collaboration.
Tess's many and varied research interests all relate to factors that influence whether people treat each other well or poorly.
Research Mentor(s): Professor Allen, Erin Godfrey, Rezarta Bilali