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Gonzalez Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race and Ethnicity

Kirsten Gonzalez, assistant professor of psychology, with colleagues Cristalís Capielo Rosario (University of Arizona), Roberto Abreu (Tennessee State University), and Elizabeth Cardenas Bautista (counseling psychology doctoral student at the University of Georgia) will receive the Division 17's Section for Ethnic & Racial Diversity (SERD) 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship on Race/Ethnicity Award at APA in Chicago next week for their co-authored paper titled, “That day no one spoke: Florida Puerto Ricans Reaction to Hurricane María,” currently in press in The Counseling Psychologist.

This award is designed to honor a scholarly contribution that advances the field’s knowledge of People of Color, race and ethnicity, or racism. Evaluation criteria included the extent to which the article was grounded in the appropriate literature, whether the topic addressed an important social need, the quality and complexity of thinking, and the implications for research and practice. Professor Gonzalez and her coauthors will be honored and receive their award at the APA convention in Chicago.

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