Program: PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention
Year entered Program: 2021
Research Interests: Resistance among Black and Latine youth of color, education justice community organizing, abolitionist education, school racial climate, intersectionality, healing justice, racial socialization
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Diane Hughes & Dr.Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Sohini is a doctoral student and IES-PIRT fellow in the Psychology and Social Intervention program. She sees research as a tool to support the development and sustainability of anti-racist, healing, abolitionist educational spaces with and for Black, Indigenous, Latine, and API youth and communities. Her research focuses on 1. exploring how youth of color negotiate, and particularly resist, intersectional stereotypes within their families, peers, schools, and beyond and 2. Developing and understanding sustainable anti-oppressive change in schools through abolitionist education, healing justice, and transformative justice in partnership with youth, families, community organizers, and educators.