Research focus is on resilience, psychological sense of community, and the role of communities in creating and resisting societal risk and oppression, including violence, poverty, racism and sexism. Co-author of “The hope in her eyes: The role of children in Afghan women’s resilience,” American Journal of Orthopsychiarty, “Afghan women coping with violence through humanitarian and political activity,” International Community Psychology: Community Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems Vol. II and “The Role of Majority Groups in Diversity Programs,” ACM Transactions on Computer Education (TOCE). Member of the CWIT Ad Hoc Advisory Committee and Department of Psychology Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Committee. Mentors graduate students exploring various diversity topics ranging from the acculturation gaps and resilience of Latino immigrant families, gender acculturation among Afghan immigrants and the role of Gay Straight Alliances in high school.