Welcome to the Identity in Sociohistorical Context (ISC@PDX) research team website. Our team conducts applied developmental science research related to the negotiation of identities in sociohistorical contexts during adolescence and early adulthood, specifically for persons in the US’s Black/African diaspora. Our work involves local community partners as well as partners outside of the Pacific Northwest.

Our team aims to collaborate with public school educators and out-of-school program providers to work toward the three goals: achieving education equity across social class and racial lines, ensuring culturally-responsive educational practice, and advancing community-driven approaches to education across the lifespan.