Dr. Valerie Futch is a postdoctoral fellow at Youth-Nex studying adolescent identity development, youth-adult relationships in out-of-school programs, and emerging adulthood. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Stetson University in 2002. Prior to joining Youth-Nex, Valerie was a student in Social-Personality Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her dissertation documented the developmental impact of participation in a peer-education teen-theatre program called The SOURCE, located in Sarasota, Florida. While at CUNY she was also an Instructional Technology Fellow, a Writing in the Disciplines Fellow, and a Graduate Teaching Fellow. She is currently involved in the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and an active member of the Public Science Project.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Close Relationships
- Group Processes
- Interpersonal Processes
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Self and Identity
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
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- Burns, A., Futch, V. A., & Tolman, D. L. (2011). “It’s like doing homework”: Academic achievement discourse in adolescent women’s fellatio narratives. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 8(3), 239-251.
- Rosenthal, B. S., Wilson, C., & Futch, V. A. (2009). Trauma, protection, and distress in late adolescence: A multi-determinant approach. Adolescence, 44, 693-703.
- Katsiaficas, D., Futch, V. A., Fine, M., & Sirin, S. (2011). Everyday hyphens: Exploring youth identities with methodological and analytic pluralism. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8(2), 120-139.
- Futch, V. A. (2011). (Re)presenting spaces of/for “at-opportunity” urban youth. Curriculum Inquiry, 41(1), 98-109.
- Fine, M., Pedraza, P., Jaffe-Walter, R., Futch, V., & Stoudt, B. (2007). Swimming: On oxygen, resistance, and possibility for immigrant youth under siege. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 38(1), 76-96.
- Futch, V. A., & Jaffe-Walter, R. (in press). "Everybody has an accent here”: Cultivating small schools that work for immigrant youth in New York City. In William Pink (Ed.), Schools and marginalized youth: An international perspective. Creekskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
- Lifespan Human Development
- Social Psychology
- Theories of Personality
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