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Faculty Research and Projects

Faculty in the Department of Child Development are engaged in various research and community project activities.  For more information about the work that faculty are doing and ways to become involved, please look at the faculty research/project pages provided.

EnAct: Engaging Action in Young People (website coming soon) focuses on promoting and supporting civic engagement in various forms (e.g., digitally, volunteering, activism, political) and in different contexts (e.g., institutions, political, communities). In our research lab, Dr. Manpreet Dhillon Brar, Dr. Stacy Morris, and students at CSUSB work collaboratively to improve intergroup relations among young people with attention to diversity, social identities, intersectionality, and equity. Some of our lab values include mentorship, community action, critical consciousness, accessibility, and collaboration. One of the current ongoing projects in the EnAct Lab is the BRACE study: Beliefs, Rationales, and Contexts of Engagement. The BRACE study uses mixed-methodologies to better understand what motivates college students attending Hispanic Serving Institutions, such as CSUSB, to be civically and politically engaged.