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


Educational Psychology

Research Interest

  • Race-related experiences of minority youth
  • racial socialization
  • Online Discrimination 
  • Critical Media Literacy
Ashley Stewart

Ashley Stewart is a doctoral student working with Dr. Brendesha Tynes. Her research interests revolve around further understanding the effects of  race-related experiences of minority youth on academic and developmental competencies. She explores how these experiences manifest in a variety of social contexts including families, school, and online spaces. Currently, she is assisting in the development of an online intervention aimed at developing critical media literacy skills to criticaly evaluate race-related content online. 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.


Honors and Awards:

  • Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
  • USC Final Year Fellowship
  • Raymond A. Weiss Endowment Scholarship 2016
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Travel Grant 2016

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