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Esther Burson

PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention Student


Program: PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention

Year entered Program: 2014

Research Interests: Sociopolitical Development, Critical Consciousness, Intergroup Relations, Interminority Relations, Solidarity

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Erin Godfrey

Research Description/Bio: 

Esther is a doctoral candidate in NYU Steinhardt’s Psychology and Social Intervention program. Esther researches sociopolitical development and relations among marginalized groups, exploring issues of intersectionality and solidarity. Other work examines critical consciousness among sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) youth and juvenile justice system-involved adolescents. Before coming to NYU, Esther graduated phi beta kappa from Swarthmore College and worked for humanitarian and educational organizations in Estonia, Greece, and New York City.

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