Carla Desi-Ann Hunter, Associate Professor

19962019
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Dr. Hunter's line of research is consistent with a focus in ethnic minority psychology and explores identity and well-being in persons of African descent who reside in the U.S. Two key assumptions which inform her research are (1) the U.S. racial history has created a unique racial context with specific racial hierarchies and (2) racial minority status in the U.S. may hold psychological implications for persons of African descent with respect to observed ethnic group health disparities. Her research explores individual factors (resiliency and counter productive) such as racial and ethnic identity and cultural worldviews and its association with outcomes such as perceptions of racial discrimination and race-related stressors in African Americans and British Caribbean Americans. The inclusion of British Caribbean Americans (and Black immigrants in general) is unique and important because Black immigrants' migration into the U.S. racial context provides a unique opportunity to investigate identity and acculturation in a racial group that migrates to the U.S. without the psychological and social label "racial minority". It is her hope that this line of research will be utilized to inform culturally competent and culturally relevant service delivery thereby decreasing treatment and mental health disparities for persons of African descent who reside in the U.S.

Research Interests

  • 2009 Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity (SERD) APA-Division 17 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity
  • 2009 Arnold O. Beckman Distinguished Research Board Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Columbia University

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Research Output 1996 2019

Black college students’ sense of belonging and racial identity

Hunter, C. D-A., Case, A. D. & Harvey, I. S., Jan 1 2019, In : International Journal of Inclusive Education. 23, 9, p. 950-966 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

student
Group
group membership
experience
narrative

From maternal tending to adolescent befriending: The adolescent transition of social support

Rodrigues, M. A., Sanford, S. R., Rogers, M. P., Lee, K. M. N., Wilson, M. A., Amos, J., Hunter, C. D. & Clancy, K. B. H., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : American journal of primatology. e23050.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interpersonal relationships
signs and symptoms (animals and humans)
path analysis
peers
social support

Emotional benefits and barriers of psychological services scale: Initial construction and validation among African American women

Watson-Singleton, N. N., Okunoren, O., LoParo, D. & Hunter, C. D-A., Nov 2017, In : Journal of Counseling Psychology. 64, 6, p. 684-695 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Psychology
Statistical Factor Analysis
Organizations
Counseling

The role of minority stress in second-generation Black emerging adult college students' high-risk drinking behaviors

Pittman, D. M., Kim, S. C., Hunter, C. D-A. & Obasi, E. M., Jul 2017, In : Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. 23, 3, p. 445-455 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drinking Behavior
Risk-Taking
minority
Students
student

The Roles of Shared Racial Fate and a Sense of Belonging With African Americans in Black Immigrants’ Race-Related Stress and Depression

Hunter, C. D-A., Case, A. D., Joseph, N., Mekawi, Y. & Bokhari, E., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Black Psychology. 43, 2, p. 135-158 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
immigrant
first generation
American
well-being