My Work

My work crosses into the realms of developmental psychology, health, education, and Black studies. Overall, I study how racism, gender, and culture affect well-being throughout the lifespan. Most of my research is on African Americans, however, I also examine how White families socialize their children on race and racism.

I often provide insight to local and national media outlets on a wide range of issues that deal with youth, race & racism, health and education. I often do lectures, panels and workshops in university, hospital (grand rounds), community, school, and church settings.

"Whether it is in the doctor's office, or in the classroom,  people will often respond to their volume, rather than Black women and girls' concerns. To be clear, regardless of tone, volume, or erudition, our self-advocacy is perceived as disruptive or confrontational. Black women and girls are left to deal with the very real consequences of these misperceptions."

Dr. Keisha Bentley-Edwards

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