Ashley Stewart
Ashley  Stewart

Ashley Stewart

Cohort: 2016

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Development, and Education
M.A. Applied Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S. Psychology

Contact info

stewaram@usc.edu

Concentration

Educational Psychology

Research Interest

  • Education as a context for social development of Black Youth
  • Online spaces as a context for identity development 
  • Online Discrimination 
  • Critical Media Literacy
Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart is a first year doctoral student working with Dr. Brendesha Tynes. Her research interests revolve around exploring the relationship between social context and social development in adolescents of color. Currently, she is assisting in the development of an online intervention aimed at developing media literacy skills and enhancing the coping skills of African American youth experiencing online discrimination. Prior to USC , Ashley worked in the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education at New York University exploring the narratives around discrimination in schools in New York City.  She also worked as a residential youth counselor at the Ali Forney Center, an organization that provides housing and other supportive services for homeless LBGT youth. Ashley received her bachelor's degree in psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and earned her master's degree in Applied Psychology at New York University.

Experience

Honors and Awards:

  • Raymond A. Weiss Endowment Scholarship 2016
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Travel Grant 2016

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