Resistance and Restoration: Healing Research Methodologies for the Global Majority

B. Andi Lee, Nimot Ogunfemi, Helen A. Neville, Sharon Tettegah

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Objectives: Recently, research has focused both on the influence of institutional racism and how the Global Majority, which includes Black, Indigenous and People of Color, heal from processes related to racial and other forms of oppression. We propose a framework of healing research methodologies that is situated within emerging diversity science trends. This framework specifically is designed to apply diversity science principles to develop research that is culturally relevant and can help explain intragroup processes related to healing from institutional racism. Methods: Drawing from the diversity science, liberation and critical research methodologies, and psychological healing practices literature, we propose a healing research methodologies framework. Results: The healing research methodologies framework consists of six critical components: maintains social justice ethics, adopts liberation methodologies, implements healing methods, embraces interdisciplinary approaches, catalyzes action, and promotes community accessibility. Conclusions: We offer recommendations to guide future diversity science healing research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-14
Number of pages9
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023


  • Diversity science
  • Global majority
  • Healing
  • Liberation
  • Research methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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