Workshop: Racism, Ethnic Identity and Child Development

Tuesday 26th January
The Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS), the University of Sheffield

Children from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds face unique challenges; they need to form their ethnic and racial identity while belonging to a minority, in an environment of prejudice and discrimination.  Direct and indirect experiences of racism can influence their development and affect their identity.  However, the link between experiences of racism and formation of ethnic identity and child development is not fully understood.  The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from economics, psychology and sociology to discuss, from the perspectives of different disciplines, the impact of racial and ethnic discrimination on child development, including formation of identity, psychological well-being, academic achievements and health.

The keynote speaker for the workshop will be Prof. Yvonne Kelly (Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology and Deputy Director of International Centre for Lifecourse Studies, UCL)

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