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Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Associate Professor
Associate Professor
PhD, Wayne State University
  • Areas of Focus:

  • 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 families.  Before coming to the Brown School, Butler-Barnes was a National Science Foundation 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 psychology and a BS in psychology from Michigan State University. The two lines of her research agenda include 1) Strengths-Based Assets of Black Adolescents Project which explores how Black youth draw on personal and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from institutional and personal experiences of racism; and, 2) Celebrating Strengths of Black Girls Project focuses on advancing equitable learning environments for Black women and girls.

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Associate Professor Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Butler-Barnes Receives NSF Grant to Study Impact of Racial Violence

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Butler-Barnes Awarded Seed Grant to Study Parental Messaging About Race

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