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Christine Onyinyechi-Uju Emuka

  • Ph.D. Student


Christine Onyinyechi-Uju Emuka is a four-year Institute of Education Sciences fellow. She received her M.A. with honors in developmental psychology from San Francisco State University. Her research interests surround ethnic-racial identity development, racial-cultural school safety, and advancing the well-being of Black youth across the diaspora. She aims to conceptualize the complexities of developing with multiple (sometimes competing) cultures and ideologies.


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2027 (anticipated)
M.A., San Francisco State University, 2022
B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2020


  • Ethnic-racial identity development
  • Bicultural socialization
  • Racial-cultural school safety
  • Critical consciousness