Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

woman smiling

Esther (Jieun) Sin

PhD in Developmental Psychology Student


Program: PhD in Developmental Psychology

Year entered Program: 

Research Interests: Intersections of culture and context in: identity development, gender socialization, adolescent development, immigrant youth development

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Selcuk Sirin, Dr. Niobe Way, Dr. Niobe Way

Research Description/Bio: 

Esther J. Sin is a doctoral student in the Developmental Psychology program in the Applied Psychology department at NYU Steinhardt. Esther works with Drs. Selcuk Sirin, Niobe Way, and Sumie Okazaki. Broadly she is interested in the intersections of culture, context, and human development. Specifically, Esther uses mixed methods to understand (1) how sociocultural contexts affect developmental trajectories of immigrant youth, (2) how cultural ideologies shape mothers' gender socialization across ethnic groups, and (3) how gender socialization is related to adolescent socio-emotional development. Prior to starting at NYU, Esther completed a B.S. at Boston University and her M.A. at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she worked with Dr. Suniya Luthar. Esther was in brand consulting before she made a shift to developmental psychology.

Curriculum vitae