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Program: PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention

Year entered Program: 2018

Research Interests: Critical consciousness; positive youth development; arts-based programming

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Erin Godfrey

Research Description/Bio:

Deanna Ibrahim is a Doctoral Fellow in the Psychology and Social Intervention Program at NYU, under the mentorship of Drs. Erin Godfrey and Shabnam Javdani. Her research examines the mechanisms through which youth programming (primarily creative and arts-based) can promote positive developmental outcomes such as critical consciousness, or the recognition of social inequity and ability to create social change. As a member of the RISE lab, Deanna is involved in curriculum and intervention development for SAFE Spaces, and she is Co-Lab Manager of Data Brigade, the team of undergraduate and Masters student research assistants. Outside of the Department of Applied Psychology, Deanna is the Lead Statistician of the Theater and Health Lab at NYU (Drama Therapy program), and she has been a mentor for the NYU QUEST Program for the past two years. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Deanna graduated summa cum laude from Muhlenberg College, where she received her BA in Psychology and Theatre.

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