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Christia Spears Brown

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Christia Spears Brown

Christia Spears Brown is an Associate Professor of developmental psychology at the University of Kentucky. Her research examines the perceptions of discrimination by children and adolescents on the basis of gender, race, and ethnicity. Most recently, she has focused on the discrimination faced by immigrant children and their parents, in research funded by the Foundation for Child Development and UK Center for Poverty Research.

Dr. Brown holds a PhD in developmental psychology, with a minor in statistics, from the University of Texas at Austin.

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September 2015

This report examines the effects of personal discrimination as experienced by the children of immigrants, particularly in school settings. Research clearly and consistently shows that the majority of of children of immigrants perceive discrimination, which can have broad psychological, physical, academic, and social consequences for immigrant children.