Sumie Okazaki

Sumie Okazaki, Ph.D., is Professor of Applied Psychology at NYU Steinhardt in the Counseling Psychology program. Dr. Okazaki conducts research on the impact of immigration, social change, and race (i.e., racism, racial identity, racialization) on Asian and Asian American adolescents, emerging adults, and parents within local and transnational contexts. With colleagues in anthropology, education, and developmental psychology as well as community partners, she has ongoing research projects with urban Chinese American and Korean American adolescents and immigrant young adults in New York City; Chinese parents and adolescents in Shanghai and Nanjing, China; Korean American adolescents and parents in Chicago; and current and former Korean early study abroad students in New York City, the Philippines, and Seoul, South Korea. She has a forthcoming book with Nancy Abelmann titled Making family work: How Korean American teens and parents navigate immigrant America with NYU Press. She has previously served as the President of Asian American Psychological Association, an Associate Editor of the journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and a Distinguished Fellow of the W.T. Grant Foundation