Related Research Interests
Being bicultural and having lived in several different countries, I have always been fascinated with how individuals think about who and where they want to be. Accordingly, my research revolves around two broad themes: Role transitions, and identity.
My research on role transitions examines how individuals move across different positions and the challenges that accompany such movement. Within this line of work, I explore relationship formation and the role of others in a focal person’s well-being during role change.
In my research on identity, I investigate how individuals sustain representations of themselves that foster feelings of continuity and coherence in contexts characterized by uncertainty. Other people can play a key role in this process by providing much needed identity granting and/or social support.