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Out of Isolation Series: Nkechinyelum Chioneso and Carla D. Hunter

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Humanities Research Institute
Sep 22, 2020   7:00 pm  
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Join two faculty members from C-HeARTS (Community Healing And Resistance Through Storytelling) Research Cluster as they present "How Do We Survive, Resist, and Heal Oppressive Realities?" After the presentation there will be time for audience Q&A.


Nkechinyelum Chioneso (Psychology, Florida A&M University) and Carla D. Hunter (Psychology, University of Illinois) are presenting as part of HRI's Out of Isolation series, which examines the intersection of COVID-19 with research on race and ethnicity, class and gender, labor and poverty, access and public education, climate change and other “preconditions."


Register by September 20. A link to the Zoom event will be emailed to registrants on the morning of September 22.




Nkechinyelum A. Chioneso, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. With a specialty in community psychology, Dr. Chioneso seeks to promote healthy individuals within healthy communities by advancing psychological sense of community, sustaining wellness, and building healthy systems. As the former Assistant Director of Public Engagement in the Psychological Services Center, Department of Psychology, at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Dr. Chioneso provided leadership in the development and implementation of university-community engagement efforts in the local area. Previously, she consulted with community groups and non-profit organizations seeking solutions to better address the social determinants of health, while fostering community spaces that inspire a greater and more equitable realization of our human potentials. Dr. Chioneso may be contacted at: 


Carla D. Hunter, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her Cultural Heritage and Racial Identity (CHRI) lab has been active in Champaign since 2005. Members of the CHRI lab identify and analyze health behaviors, coping strategies, and identity factors that characterize ethnic minority individuals’ experience of resilience and risk in the U.S. racial context. Her research has broad implications for disentangling race and ethnicity within the Black population, refining scholarly understanding of culturally-relevant interventions, and facilitating the achievement of health equity in the U.S. She and her students have been recognized for their scholarly contributions to the fields of African American Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Social Psychology. Dr. Hunter also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to mentoring and advising. Dr. Hunter may be reached at or

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