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A Talk with Margaret Beale Spencer

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 6:50 PM

Seigle Hall
Harry & Susan Seigle Hall

Margaret Beale Spencer, PhD of University of Chicago will discuss "Theory Based Exploration of Challenges and Opportunities for Resilience and Shared Thriving." A developmental psychologist, her lecture will focus on the theory of universality of human vulnerability which addresses resiliency, identity, and competence formation processes for diverse humans situated both in the United States and abroad.

Having authored over 140 scholarly publications, edited several volumes, and provided Congressional Testimony in the nation’s Capital, Margaret Beale Spencer was recently elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Pect (2019). She is a recipient of the 2018 LifeTime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, the Division 7 (Developmental Science) 2018 Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Distinguished Contributions to Developmental Science, and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Award for Distinguished Contributions to Cultural and Ecological Research. Margaret Beale Spencer’s scholarship has been generated from dozens of grants awarded by Foundations and Federal funding submissions as well as featured in ABC and CNN programming broadcasted internationally.


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Join Margaret Beale Spencer as she discusses theory based explorations as a part of the course, Construction and Experience of Black Adolescence.
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