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Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
PhD, Wayne State University
  • Research Interests:

  • African American families
  • Risk and resilience
  • Racial Justice in learning contexts
  • Gender and education
  • Religiosity
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Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Sheretta Butler-Barnes is a developmental psychologist and has expertise and scholarly work on the impact of racism and the use of culturally strength-based assets on the educational and health outcomes of Black American adolescents. Before coming to the Brown School, Butler-Barnes was a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan's School of Education affiliated with the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context.  Butler-Barnes received her PhD and MA from Wayne State University in developmental psychology and a BS in psychology from Michigan State University.

Her research agenda includes two particular areas of focus: the Strengths-Based Assets of Black Adolescents Project explores how Black youth draw on personal and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from interpersonal experiences of racism; the Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls Project focuses on advancing equity for women and girls of color.

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Scholars Gather for ‘Race at the Forefront,’ CRISMA’s Inaugural Conference

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A New Model for Evaluating Stress in Black American Families

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