Brown Bag Lecture Ynesse Abdul Malak
Professor Abdul-Malak is a visiting professor in the Sociology Department. Her talk is " Investigating Depressive Symptoms among Caribbean and Mexican Immigrants"
This talk looks comparatively at the depressive symptoms of immigrants from Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and Jamaica, paying attention to a variety of intersecting characteristics. It draws on segmented assimilation and cumulative inequality theories to understand and explicate the extent to which immigrants’ demographic characteristics, pre-immigration experiences, and acculturation in the U.S. might have an impact on immigrants’ mental health outcomes. By shedding light on the health status of understudied Caribbean immigrant groups, and by doing so in comparison with Mexican immigrants, this study serves as a starting point to guide policies that aim at decreasing health disparities among different immigrant groups.
Tuesday, February 19 at 11:30am
Alumni Hall, 111
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346