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Yana Kuchirko

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My research focuses on sociocultural and ecological contexts of child development. Specifically, I examine how children's early experiences in their everyday settings (home, neighborhood, school) vary by ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status, and gender, and relate to later educational outcomes. Through a strengths-based perspective on research, I seek to challenge dominant, deficit-oriented narratives about ethnic-racial minority children's development.