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Welcome to the BRIDGES Lab at UNC!

We are currently recruiting doctoral students to join in Fall 2023.

The BRIDGES lab has been founded to address the needs of our increasingly multicultural world defined by cultural diversity within schools, institutions, communities, and countries. Indeed, the United States is more ethno-racially diverse than ever, and similar growth has emerged worldwide. These changing demographics have important societal and individual implications for youth development and adjustment.

We are a community of scholars committed to elucidating “cultural bridges” that can support positive development in multicultural environments and systems. Specifically, we draw on socio-cultural ecological approaches and use diverse methods to examine how immigrant and ethnic-racial minoritized youth adapt to exposure to multiple cultural affordances and demands.