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Studying the sociology of cross-race interaction with Duke University Ph.D. candidate, Brenda Straka, Ep. 221

Multiracial Family Man

Release Date: 05/19/2019

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Ep. 221: Brenda Straka is multiracial.  She's also a doctoral candidate in Duke University's Psychology & Neuroscience Department, where she is researching social pain as it relates to intergroup interactions and behaviors. For example, how does social pain impact cross-group experiences and how can we mitigate the social pain many experience when facing prejudice and discrimination? Furthermore, she wants to extend existing research regarding cross-race interactions to multiracial groups to investigate the mixed-Latino experience.

Check out this fascinating conversation!

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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