A New Look at Neighborhood Ethnic Concentration: Implications for Mexican-Origin Adolescents’ Cultural Adaptation and Adjustment

How do ethnically concentrated neighborhoods influence Latino adolescents’ development?

Rebecca M. B. White is an Assistant Professor at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University. Her grant will examine how ethnically concentrated neighborhood settings influence Latino adolescents’ development, with a special emphasis on a set of developmental competencies that are salient to ethnic minority youth. White will expand upon her expertise in family, developmental, and public health sciences to gain knowledge in mixed-methods field work and sociological theory. Sandra Simpkins, a developmental psychologist at Arizona State University, will mentor White on qualitative and mixed methods. Christopher Browning, professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, will provide guidance on exposure-based field methods and mainstream neighborhood theory.

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