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Colette Daiute
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Phone: 212-817-8711
Degrees/Diplomas: Ed. D, Columbia University
Training Area: Human Development
Research Interests: Social, cognitive, and emotion development among children, youth and adults in Challenging Contexts, Including War, Post-War Transitions, Situations of extreme/increasing resource inequality, and Under-Funded Urban Schools; Narrative Inquiry; Uses of Verbal, Nonverbal, and Technology for Development; Adolescent and young adult social development in relation to contemporary globalization challenges and opportunities; Programs and institutions designed to support human developm

Colette Daiute is Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Dr. Daiute does research on social and cognitive development across the lifespan in the U.S. and in international contexts. Current projects focus on participants’ meaning making and agency in social and educational programs designed for them, yielding critical inquiry into the interactions of individual and societal change and development.  These most recent projects focus, for example, on the perspectives of students in community colleges (with attention to immigrant and older students) and educators from marginalized groups (including the Roma in Eastern Europe, displaced persons in indigenous communities in Colombia, and favela communities in Brazil) as they critique and make suggestions for programs designed for them.  Dr. Daiute’s book publications include “Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach” (Sage Publications, 2014); “Human Development and Political Violence” (Cambridge University Press, 2010), International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development (Oxford University Press, 2006), Narrative Analysis: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society (Sage Publications, 2004), and The Development of Literacy through Social Interaction (Jossey-Bass, 1993). She has published numerous articles in journals, such as “Narrative Inquiry,” “International Journal of Intercultural Relations,” and the “Journal of Social Issues”.  Dr. Daiute has also worked on designing numerous programs for vulnerable youth and adults, including violence prevention, literacy, and youth research curricula. She was, for example, the head academic consultant for the television series “Ghostwriter” and “Dynamic Story-telling Workshops for Social Change”.  Professor Daiute teaches and does workshops on developmental psychology theory and research; human development and globalization; narrative psychology; discourse analysis; qualitative research; and methods of inquiry in childhood and youth studies. Colette Daiute’s students work with her and one another on a broad range of projects revolving around the reciprocal development of individuals and society, meet often, present together at conferences and publish co-authored articles