Misha N. Inniss-Thompson, PhD

Misha Inniss-Thompson, PhD focuses on shifting educational and social policies in ways that better support Black girls. Dr. Inniss-Thompson is passionate about centering youth voices in the research process through methodological approaches such as photovoice and youth participatory action research. Her primary area of research examines the impact of families, communities, and schools in shaping Black girls’ mental health and wellness using a cultural-assets perspective. Her secondary area of research examines trends in nationwide school discipline disparities (i.e., suspensions, arrests, referrals to law enforcement, and physical restraint) that impact Black girls.

To learn more visit: www.psychology.cornell.edu/misha-inniss-thompson.