Cecily Hardaway
Published September 26, 2015
Updated April 2, 2021

Cecily Hardaway is an assistant professor of African American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Hardaway’s research centers on understanding how socioeconomic status influences child development and family processes.

Her work examines links between poverty-related risks (e.g., exposure to community violence and material hardship) and adolescents’ socioemotional adjustment and academic achievement. Hardaway’s research also focuses on understanding socioeconomic status as a source of within-group variability among African Americans. She uses intersectionality as a conceptual tool to help illuminate how racism and economic disadvantage affect African Americans across classes.

Her work has been published in psychology, family studies, and child/adolescent development journals, including the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the American Journal of Community Psychology and the Psychology of Violence.

Expertise: Exposure to community violence, poverty, adolescent development, family processes, low-income families

Location: College Park, Md.

Phone: (301) 405-3905

Heard on Source of the Week: Cecily Hardaway Discussing Exposure To Community Violence

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