Professor of Psychology Libby Nutt Williams and alumni Margaret (Meg) Marcelli ‘17, Benjamin (Ben) Ertman ‘18, and Kelly Cullota ‘18 recently published an article in the journal Adoption Quarterly. The article, "The Impact of Racial-Ethnic Socialization Practices on International Transracial Adoptee Identity Development" is based on Marcelli's SMP which was a qualitative study that explored adoptees’ perspectives on their parents’ socialization strategies and the effect of those practices on their sense of identity and ability to manage future challenges, such as racial discrimination. Marcelli was scheduled to present the research at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Social Workers Conference in June 2020, but the conference was canceled due to COVID-19.
October 28, 2020
By Angela Draheim