research power hour

Examining Race Related School Experiences

GTY’s Research Power Hour features early career scholars engaged in interesting and important work around thriving youth. This month scholars discuss issues around race and school experience.

Past Event


September 22, 2021


1-2p ET / 10-11a PT



Join us in September to discuss:

  1. The Emotion Teachers Feel: Implications for Students’ Discipline and Racial Inequities by Dr. Kamilah Legette, University of Denver
  2. Black Youths’ Race-Related School Experiences and the Utility of Centering Student Voice for Disrupting Structural Inequities by Dr. Charity Brown Griffin, Winston-Salem State University

Webinar Recording

Featured Speakers

Dr. Kamilah Legette

Assistant Professor, University of Denver, Psychology Department


Dr. Legette’s interdisciplinary research investigates individual and institutional racial biases in teachers and schools and their impact on Black youth academic performance and social-emotional and identity development, as well as the implications of these biases on teachers’ curricular placement and discipline decisions. Dr. Legette’s research aims to inform effective interventions, school policy changes, and teacher preparation programs to optimize healthy development in racially minoritized youth. Dr. Legette is a 2019-2021 AERA-SRCD Middle Childhood Fellow.

Full bio and presentation details here.

Dr. Charity Brown Griffin

Assistant Professor, Winston-Salem State University, Psychological Sciences Department

Presentation Topic
Judicial Confinement and Release Decisions: Protecting Youth and Communities During the Pandemic and Beyond

Dr. Griffin has served children and families through her practice as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Psychologist. Her research program seeks to elucidate how Black youths’ experiences with race-related processes in schools and communities influence educational and psychological outcomes. Her research on topics including racial identity, racial socialization, and school racial climate has been published in media outlets such as Successful Black Parenting Magazine and PBS Kids and peer-reviewed journals such as Psychology in the Schools, Journal of Black Psychology, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Journal of Applied School Psychology, and others. Dr. Griffin has received numerous awards for her work and is currently funded by the National Science Foundation.

Full bio and presentation details here.