I'm an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. I received my B.S. in Applied Psychology and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from New York University. In my research, examine sociocultural and ecological contexts of child development. I focus on how children's early experiences in their everyday settings (home, neighborhood, school) vary by ethnicity/race, socioeconomic status, and gender, and relate to later educational outcomes. Through a strengths-based perspective on research, I seek to challenge dominant, deficit-oriented narratives about ethnic-racial minority children's development. My research has appeared in numerous journals, including Child Development, Developmental Science, Infancy, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Developmental Neuropsychology, and Journal of Infant and Child Behavior. I live and work in Brooklyn, drink too much coffee, and wear too much black.

I can be reached at yana[dot]kuchirko[at]brooklyn.cuny.edu.