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Nidia Ruedas-Gracia

Key Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Affiliate, Center for Social and Behavioral Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Links

http://ruedasgracia.com

Publications

Neville, H. A., Ruedas-Gracia, N., Lee, B. A., Ogunfemi, N., Maghsoodi, A. H., Mosley, D. V., LaFromboise, T. D., & Fine, M. (2021). The public psychology for liberation training model: A call to transform the discipline. The American psychologist, 76(8), 1248-1265.  link >

Greenfield, P. M., Espinoza, G., Monterroza-Brugger, M., Ruedas-Gracia, N., & Manago, A. M. (2020). Long-Term Parent-Child Separation through Serial Migration: Effects of a Post-Reunion Intervention. School Community Journal, 30(1), 267-298.

Ruedas-Gracia, N., Lafromboise, T., Hussain, S. F., Malik, S. S., & Laverdure, A. (2020). Parent Educational Level and Motivation Among Native American Adolescents: The Mediating Role of School Belonging. Journal of American Indian Education, 59(2-3), 121-145.  link >

Hernandez, E., Suarez-Orozco, C., Cerda, J., Osei-Twumasi, O., Corral, M., Garcia, Y., Katsiaficas, D., & Ruedas-Gracia, N. (2019). Immigrant-Origin Students in Community College: How Do They Use Their Time on Campus? Teachers College Record, 121(7), 1-48. [A20].

Hussain, S. F., Domingue, B. W., LaFromboise, T., & Ruedas-Gracia, N. (2018). Conceptualizing school belongingness in native youth: Factor analysis of the Psychological Sense of School Membership Scale. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 25(3), 26-51.  link >

Burgos-Cienfuegos, R., Vasquez-Salgado, Y., Ruedas-Gracia, N., & Greenfield, P. M. (2015). Disparate Cultural Values and Modes of Conflict Resolution in Peer Relations: The Experience of Latino First-Generation College Students. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 37(3), 365-397.  link >

Courses

Sense of belonging diverse pop (EPSY 590) Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Synchronous attendance required. Moodle LMS. In this course students will learn theories and concepts from psychology and related fields concerning sense of belonging and its association with important life outcomes. What does it mean to feel like an outcast or feel like you fit in, and how does this feeling impact human behavior and performance? The course will emphasize the cultural development of sense of belonging among diverse populations (e.g., BIPOC communities, first-generation college students) and across the lifespan (e.g., Native reservation high school students, older adults).

Dev Sciences Division Brownbag (EPSY 590) Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department.

Sense of Belonging Diverse Pop (EPSY 590) Seminar in educational psychology; topics relate to the areas of specialization represented by the various divisions within the department. Sense of Belonging among Diverse Populations: In this course students will learn theories and concepts from psychology and related fields concerning sense of belonging and its association with important life outcomes. What does it mean to feel like an outcast or feel like you fit in, and how does this feeling impact human behavior and performance? The course will emphasize the cultural development of sense of belonging among diverse populations (e.g., BIPOC communities, first-generation college students) and across the lifespan (e.g., Native reservation high school students, older adults).