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These programs were created as part of Div. 36’s Social Justice Task for and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The purpose of these grants is to support scholars themselves who are underrepresented and/or from marginalized populations, and/or engage in research for these populations on DEI issues.

Research Grant Recipients

Praise Owoyemi

Awardee: Praise Owoyemi, Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology at UCLA

Project Title: The Role of Spirituality in Navigating Black Women's Experiences with Breast Cancer

Sally Barker and Navdeep Kaur

Awardees: Sally Barker, PhD Candidate at The University of Maine, Navdeep Kaur, M.A. Kurukshetra University

Project Title: Caste-ism in India: Correlates of Hindu Intra-group Relations, Intersectionality, and Threat Perceptions

Philip Kwaku Sarpong

Philip Kwaku Sarpong, PsyD student at Wheaton College

Project Title: The Religious/Spiritual Correlates and Consequences of Racism: A Longitudinal Study of Black Americans

 Michael H. Pasek and Rosemary L. Al-Kire

Michael H. Pasek, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The New School for Social Research, Rosemary L. Al-Kire, MA, doctoral student, Department of

Project Title: At the Intersection of Race and Religion: How America’s Changing Demographics Influence Threat, Belief, and Social Attitudes

Hatice Gursoy

Awardee: Hatice Gursoy, PhD Student at Univ of Maryland Baltimore County

Project Title: What Helps Muslim Youth to Thrive in the Face of Heightened Religious Discrimination? Parental Religious Socialization and Muslim-American Adolescents’ Civic Engagement: The Mediating Role of Religiosity

Madison Natarajan

Awardee: Madison Natarajan, PhD Student in Counseling Psychology | University of Massachusetts Boston

Project Title: Decolonizing Purity Culture: Interrogating Gendered Racism and White Idealization in Evangelical Christianity

Travel Grant Recipients

Daniel Lindbergh Lang

Awardee: Daniel Lindbergh Lang, BA with Honors, University of Nevada, Reno

Presentation Title: A quantitative approach to Taiwan Catholics, postcolonialism and Chinese-language media

Salman Shaheen Ahmad

Awardee: Salman Shaheen Ahmad, MS, Predoctoral psychology trainee, University of Miami

Presentation Title: An immigrant paradox among Muslim Americans, and age, gender, and immigrant considerations regarding Islamic religiousness

Date created: November 2021